Video Review

Video Review: 'Passione D'Amore' (1994)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language, Romance; With: Bernard Giraudeau and Valeria D'Obici

Renewed interest in Passione D'Amore, Ettore Scola's bizarre tale of a hysterical, ugly woman (Valeria D'Obici) who becomes almost insanely obsessed with a handsome soldier (Bernard Giraudeau) is guaranteed: It's now better known as Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical Passion. Actually, viewers in front of the home screen will do much better than those on the Great White Way, since Scola's somewhat operatic treatment is much more effective than Sondheim's weary musical pensées on unrequited love and the tragic inability of people to connect. B-

Originally posted Oct 28, 1994 Published in issue #246 Oct 28, 1994 Order article reprints

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