Flesh Will Surrender

Flesh Will Surrender (Italian: Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo) is a 1947 Italian drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada.[1] It is based on the novel Giovanni Episcopo by Gabriele D'Annunzio. It was entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Flesh Will Surrender
-Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo-
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Directed byAlberto Lattuada
Screenplay bySuso Cecchi D'Amico
Aldo Fabrizi
Federico Fellini
Alberto Lattuada
Piero Tellini
Based onGiovanni Episcopo by Gabriele D'Annunzio
Produced byMarcello D'Amico
StarringAldo Fabrizi
CinematographyAldo Tonti
Edited byGiuliana Attenni
Music byFelice Lattuada
Distributed byPAO
Release date
  • 23 September 1947 (1947-09-23)
Running time
85 minutes


Giovanni Episcopo is a modest clerk, shy and awkward. The man does not know that he is going to be punished forever by fate. In fact, Giovanni falls in love with Ginevra. The two get married, generate a son, and go to live in a house that Giovanni buys with his savings. A friend of Giovanni's, Giulio Wanzer, who had a love affair with Ginevra, is determined to ruin his life. The character of Ginevra changes and becomes more cruel and aggressive, and when Giulio, at the height of presumption, is installed in the home of Giovanni and is aggressive with Ginevra and their son, Giovanni goes mad with rage and kills Giulio.



  1. ^ "Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo (1947)". Cinema Italiano. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Flesh Will Surrender". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 11 March 2015.

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