The Golden Coach

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  • NR
  • 1952
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 7.0  (3,375)

The Golden Coach is a 1952 Italian film directed by Jean Renoir and starring Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro and Nada Fiorelli. The movie is set in colonial Peru and follows the story of a fiery and passionate actress named Camilla (Magnani), who is caught between three men who all desire her love and attention. At the beginning of the film, Camilla arrives in Peru with her theatrical troupe, eager to perform for the country's wealthy elite. She is greeted by the Governor of Lima, who presents her with the gift of a golden coach. Camilla is immediately transfixed by the coach, and it becomes a symbol of her aspirations and desires.

However, the men in Camilla's life each bring their own unique challenges. The Viceroy of Peru, played by Spadaro, is a wealthy and powerful man who lavishes Camilla with gifts and attention. But Camilla is wary of the Viceroy's intentions, and is torn between her desire for his wealth and power and her fear of being trapped in a loveless marriage.

In contrast, Camilla's lover Felipe, played by Ricardo Rioli, is poor and uncomplicated. He loves Camilla unconditionally, but is unable to provide for her in the way that the Viceroy can. Finally, there is Ramon, played by Duncan Lamont, a dashing and attractive bullfighter who captures Camilla's heart with his charm and virility. However, Ramon is also an important symbol of Peruvian culture and this causes some tension.

Throughout the film, Camilla is forced to navigate her feelings for these three very different men, as well as her own ambition as an actress. She longs for fame and success, but is also aware of the limitations that society places on women in her position. In one memorable scene, Camilla performs a passionate monologue in front of a group of aristocrats, but is criticized for being too emotional and not elegant enough.

Despite the challenges that Camilla faces, the film is ultimately a celebration of love and the power of the human spirit. Jean Renoir expertly balances the comedic and dramatic moments in the film, creating a movie that is as entertaining as it is profound. The acting is superb, particularly Magnani who fully embodies the passionate and complex character of Camilla.

In addition to the compelling storyline, the film is also visually stunning. The cinematography captures the vibrant colors and beautiful landscapes of colonial Peru, as well as the opulence and decadence of the wealthy elite. The Golden Coach itself is a beautiful symbol of the wealth and extravagance that Camilla desires, adding a touch of magic to the film.

Overall, The Golden Coach is a rich and captivating film that explores themes of love, ambition and the role of women in society. It is a beautiful and entertaining movie that will stay with the viewer long after the final credits have rolled.

The Golden Coach is a 1952 history movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

The Golden Coach
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    1 hr 43 min
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    7.0  (3,375)