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A Brief Season (1969)

Una breve stagione (original title)
GP | | Drama | 26 November 1969 (Italy)
A young American agent living in Rome meets with a beautiful Swedish translator.

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Renato Castellani
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Jones ... Johnny
Pia Degermark ... Luisa
Angelo Boscariol Angelo Boscariol
Valeria Sabel Valeria Sabel
Bianca Doria Bianca Doria
Piero Morgia Piero Morgia
Marcello Di Martire Marcello Di Martire
Gina Giuri Gina Giuri
Osvaldo Peccioli Osvaldo Peccioli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nadir Moretti Nadir Moretti
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A young American agent living in Rome meets with a beautiful Swedish translator.

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...and the fountains of Rome played just for Johnny and Luisa.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 November 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

As Long as it Lasts See more »

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Mono

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Color
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According to Pia Degermark's autobiography, Christopher Jones became ill while filming in Rome and the production had to stop. See more »

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God doesn't pay every Sunday
7 November 2002 | by wtbendaSee all my reviews

In a stingy tour de force Christopher Jones plays a man whose common sense has all been spent, but there is love at the bottom of this barrel. Despite the richness of the storyline or perhaps because much of it has been borrowed from the classics the original simplicity of Jones' performance stands out like a panhandler in Beverly Hills, even when a man dies as Jones escapes from jail there is love. "God doesn't pay every Sunday" his character says repeating the axiom of the Italian workman, and some women never do as this film foreshadows Jones' disappearance from the salaried world of commerical drama into a long night of blissful anonymity elsewhere. The character remains with us, five nights a week on prime time television, shrouded in fog and grime, but Christopher Jones' version of him in this film still shines like a new silver dollar.

W. T. Benda


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