Addio, Fratello Crudele (1971, ITA) C-105m. ** D: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi. Starring Charlotte Rampling, Oliver Tobias, Fabio Testi, Antonio Falsi, Rik Battaglia. Occasionally hypnotic film version of the play by the Shakespeare contemporary John Ford. Rampling (breathtakingly beautiful) falls in love with her brother Tobias, who returns from his studies. However, she must marry nobleman Testi. It all ends in tragedy when she becomes pregnant from her brother. Rather stagy and redundant, but dreamy photography by Vittorio Storaro and medieval Ennio Morricone score help. Remade for TV in in 1978 and 1980. English title: 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE.

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