|Format:||2 x two hours, HD|
Vittoria Puccini (THE CROWN PRINCE, ELISA)
Rodrigo Guirao Diaz
Tobias Moretti (THE DARK VALLEY)
Frederica de Cola
|Directed by:||Antonio Frazzi|
|Produced by:||Magnolia Fiction S.r.l.|
ViolettaHer love is pure. Her sacrifice is immeasurable. Her fate is heart-rending.
Milan, 1849. The luxury courtesan Violetta Valéry is not only ravishingly beautiful, but also an expert in putting her beauty to use for her. Though she prides herself on keeping her emotions in check, her resistance is broken by a wild-eyed, passionate young student, Alfredo. Wary at first of Alfredo's romantic words and promises for the future, she soon becomes convinced of his sincerity and falls in love for the first time in her life. Yet the man who has stolen her heart is dangerous to her in more ways than one...
Amidst the growing opposition to the Austrian rule of Italy's northern provinces, her relationship with the young rebel Alfredo threatens to make her, too, suspicious to the authorities – a fateful situation, since she has been secretly providing the Italian insurgents with information gathered from her high-ranking political clients. The young couple's love is put to a difficult test when Alfredo is arrested in a round-up carried out by the Austrians.
Through her excellent contacts with the occupying forces, she manages to get Alfredo and his companions out of jail. Freed, Alfredo opts to live with Violetta, who suffers from consumption. The couple enjoy little peace, however, since Alfredo's father appeals to Violetta to break up with his son, who cannot lead a decent life with a “fallen woman.” Violetta abandons Alfredo, who then humiliates her and breaks her heart. Meanwhile the Austrian secret police is closing in on the person who has done so much harm to the Empire...