Obsession

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Vagabond Gino meets inn owner’s wife in a gas station. Having to resist their desire, they decide on putting morals and justice aside. A carefully planned crime brings to the lovers the awaited freedom at the same time, however, burdening them with unbearable guilt. The film raises questions about destructive power of feelings and the dark side of morals. “Obsession” is the first and so far unsurpassed adaptation of  James M. Cane’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice”.

Luchino Visconti

The director was a great connoisseur of literature, which is why Visconti’s films cannot be completely understood without first learning the “literature lessons” that were important to him.For his whole life, he dreamt of adapting Search of Lost Time for the screen but it never came to fruition.The time dimension was important to him:Visconti knew how to materialise the flow of time in his films - just look at, say, the finale of Death in Venice.

Visconti’s debut in cinema was unique, as it became a prelude to a new movement in cinema called neorealism, which soon rejuvenated film throughout the world.The Obsession (Ossessione), created in 1942 was a free-form adaptation of a novel by an American writer James M. Caine published in 1934, called The Postman Always Rings Twice.