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Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman) (1954)

Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman) (1954)

Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman)



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Roberto Rossellini directs this drama starring his then-wife Ingrid Bergman as Katherine Joyce, a wealthy British woman who accompanies her husband, Alex (George Sanders), on a trip across the Italian countryside to close on an inherited villa in Naples. Far from their London home, the couple becomes frustrated with each other and seem to be headed for divorce. Katherine tells Alex about a lost lover who risked his life to see her, but it only leaves Alex even more indifferent to her. Planning to spend the rest of their vacation away from each other, Alex joins up with some other British guys on Capri to drink and flirt, while Katherine tours the natural attractions and museums of Naples and Pompeii. Viaggio in Italia was unsuccessful when it originally released to theatres; years later it was discovered by French critics and called a masterpiece in Cahiers du Cinema. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Roberto Rossellini, Vitaliano Brancati, Antonio Pietrangeli
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On DVD: Feb 14, 1992
Fine Arts Films Inc.


Ingrid Bergman
as Katherine Joyce
George Sanders
as Alexander 'Alex' Joy...
Leslie Daniels
as Tony Burton
Natalia Ray
as Natalie Burton
Anna Proclemer
as Prostitute
Natalie Ray
as Natalie Burton
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Critic Reviews for Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman)

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

One of the most quietly revolutionary works in the history of cinema, Roberto Rossellini's third feature starring Ingrid Bergman (his wife at the time), from 1953, turns romantic melodrama into intellectual adventure.

Full Review… | August 31, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

You might not want to bring along someone you love, because you could end up leaving the theater alone.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Rossellini stealthily ushers us towards a sense of heady affirmation so primal that 'romance' isn't a strong enough word for it.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Voyage to Italy is the kind of movie that makes those unhappily in love feel understood. And even if that's not you (congratulations), it's still possible to groove on Rossellini's stranger-in-a-strange-land psychodrama.

Full Review… | April 30, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Voyage to Italy is close to watching actual strangers suffer loneliness despite being together. It can leave an aching bruise, but only if you're paying attention.

Full Review… | April 30, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Some of us will never tire of those soirees, with their black-tied gloom and elegant suffering, and will therefore relish the beauty and melancholy of this voyage, along with its touristic snapshots and heart-tugging Neapolitan songs.

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman)

Ponderous direction doesn't help but the two leads are so talented that they make this pedestrian drama worth watching.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

An intimate and involving drama about an unhappy couple facing the collapse of their marriage while on a trip that only exposes their mutual discontent. It feels sad and real, but it is a pity that the story ends in such an easy and artificial way.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


Innovative narrative structure. Italy itself is a predominant character in this subtle film. A precursor to Antonioni's alienation trilogy.

Stefanie C

Super Reviewer

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