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Massimo Girotti

“[On Ossessione (1943)] We realised that the theme of the film was personal liberty, which was a taboo subject at the time. I had very little experience as an actor, so it wasn't easy for me to render the kind of subtlety that Visconti expected. I remember him obliging me to drink real liqueurs, with the result that after many takes I was drunk and we had to shoot the scene the next day.”
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