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The Leopard (Il gattopardo) (1963)

Episode #27

Twentieth Century Fox released The Leopard on August 12, 1963. Luchino Visconti directed the film starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale.

‘The Leopard’ Criterion Summary

Making its long-awaited U.S. home video debut, Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) is an epic on the grandest possible scale. The film recreates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy’s Risorgimento—when the aristocracy lost its grip and the middle classes rose and formed a unified, democratic Italy. Burt Lancaster stars as the aging prince watching his culture and fortune wane in the face of a new generation, represented by his upstart nephew and his beautiful fiancée .

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Twentieth Century Fox released The Leopard (Il gattopardo) (1963) on August 12, 1963. Luchino Visconti directed the film starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale.

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3 years ago

Netflix had nothing to do with Parasite, neon was the us theatrical distributor. It streamed for the first time on Hulu, after it finished its theatrical run. It’s never been on Netflix.

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