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A Leap in the Dark (1980)
120 min | Drama, Romance

Mauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from her depression when Mauro acquaints her with ...See moreMauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from her depression when Mauro acquaints her with Giovanni, a brilliant actor at the edge of legality. Mauro become unconsciously jealous of this relationship, and try to get Giovanni arrested... Written by Francesco Benzi See less
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Writers
Marco Bellocchio (story) (screenplay) | Piero Natoli (collaboration) | Vincenzo Cerami (collaboration)
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Updated Feb 14, 1980

Release date
Dec 3, 1982 (United States)

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36 cast members
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Michel Piccoli
Mauro Ponticelli Mauro Ponticelli   See fewer
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Anouk Aimée
Marta Ponticelli Marta Ponticelli   See fewer
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Michele Placido
Giovanni Sciabola Giovanni Sciabola   See fewer
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Antonio Piovanelli
Quasimodo Quasimodo   See fewer
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Anna Orso
Marilena Marilena   See fewer
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Giampaolo Saccarola
Insane Brother Insane Brother   See fewer
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Franca Maria De Monti
Actress (as Francesca Maria De Monti) Actress (as Francesca Maria De Monti)   See fewer
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Paola Ciampi
Ponticelli's Mother Ponticelli's Mother   See fewer
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Mario Prosperi
Ponticelli's Brother Ponticelli's Brother   See fewer
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Elizabeth Labi
Ponticelli's Fiancee (as Elisabeth Labi) Ponticelli's Fiancee (as Elisabeth Labi)   See fewer
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Enrico Bergier
Ponticelli's Brother Ponticelli's Brother   See fewer
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Mario Ravasio
Brother of Suicide Brother of Suicide   See fewer
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Lamberto Consani
Friend of Giovanni Friend of Giovanni   See fewer
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Oreste Rotundo
Passerby Passerby   See fewer
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Marina Sassi
Friend of Giovanni Friend of Giovanni   See fewer
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Rossano Weber
Fire-Eater Fire-Eater   See fewer
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Alessandro Antonucci
Ponticelli Child Ponticelli Child   See fewer
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Daria Fago
Ponticelli Child Ponticelli Child   See fewer
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Natalia Fago
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Matteo Fago
Ponticelli Child Ponticelli Child   See fewer
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Giovanni Frezza
Ponticelli Child Ponticelli Child   See fewer
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Maria Pia Frezza
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Carlotta Natoli
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Frédérique Alexandre
Marta Ponticelli child (uncredited) Marta Ponticelli child (uncredited)   See fewer
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Silverio Conti
Man at Pawnshop (uncredited) Man at Pawnshop (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 415 votes