The Voyage (1974 film)

The Voyage (Italian: Il viaggio; also released as The Journey) is a 1974 romantic drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica, based on the short story Il viaggio by Luigi Pirandello. It was De Sica's final film.[1]

The Voyage
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Italian theatrical release poster
ItalianIl viaggio
Directed byVittorio De Sica
Screenplay by
Based onIl viaggio
by Luigi Pirandello
Produced byCarlo Ponti
CinematographyEnnio Guarnieri
Edited byFranco Arcalli
Music byManuel De Sica
  • Compagnia Cinematografica Champion
  • C.A.P.A.C.
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 11 March 1974 (1974-03-11) (Italy)
  • 13 November 1974 (1974-11-13) (France)
Running time
102 minutes
  • Italy
  • France


Set in Sicily in the years leading up to World War I, Adriana De Mauro loves Cesar Braggi, but Cesar, honoring his father's dying wish, allows his brother Antonio to marry her. As fate wills, Antonio dies in an automobile accident. Adriana's mourning for Antonio ends when Cesar steps in to rekindle her lust of life. Soon, Adriana begins having dizzy spells. Cesar helps her to a specialist, and the diagnosis is not good. She has an incurable disease. For the rest of their time together, Cesar woos Adriana and eventually proposes to her on a gondola. Yet Signora De Mauro, Adriana's mother, is not pleased with the relationship and argues bitterly with Cesar and stands in the way.



  1. ^ Fountain, Clarke (2011). "The Voyage". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2010.

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