The Visit (1964)





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Friedrich Durrenmatt's misanthropic theatrical piece The Visit has never been totally successful in any production, not even in the original Broadway presentation starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. The film version keeps this failure record consistent. Ingrid Bergman plays a fabulously wealthy woman who returns to her impoverished home town. Years earlier, she had been driven from town in disgrace after sleeping with solid citizen Anthony Quinn. She now offers a deal to the city elders: Bergman will alleviate the city's financial difficulties--in exchange for Quinn's life. The original play ended with the lynching of the seducer; the film ends with Bergman halting the execution, proclaiming that by allowing Quinn to live, the townsfolk will be forced to feel the pangs of guilt over what they might have done for the rest of their lives. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Ingrid Bergman
as Karla Zachanassian
Anthony Quinn
as Serge Miller
Paolo Stoppa
as Doctor
Romolo Valli
as Town Painter
Claude Dauphin
as Bardick
Hans Christian Blech
as Capt. Dobrik
Valentina Cortese
as Mathilda Miller
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Innkeeper
Richard Münch
as Teacher
Lelio Luttazzi
as 1st Idler
Renzo Palmer
as Conductor
Fausto Tozzi
as Darvis
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Audience Reviews for The Visit

This is a Fashionistas Drean,story was fun too,but ohhh the wardrobe is some of the best in all time cinema

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

Slow paced but really well done; Bergman shows her acting chops. This would be an excellent film to remake.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

This movie was unexpected, brilliant and every scorned woman's fantasy! Even my husband loved it, we were like, Whoah! Awesome! Super Duper... It was great.... Four thumbs up.

Aimee Trickett
Aimee Trickett

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