Dropout is a 1970 Italian romantic drama directed by Tinto Brass. It stars real-life couple, Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave. They also worked with Brass a year later on the drama La vacanza. Dropout was released in France on December 18, 1970, followed by a theatrical release in Italy on February 22, 1971.
|Directed by||Tinto Brass|
|Produced by||Franco Nero|
|Written by||Tinto Brass|
|Music by||Don Fraser|
|Edited by||Tinto Brass|
December 18, 1970
February 22, 1971
Mary (Redgrave) is a disillusioned English banker’s wife who meets a troubled Italian immigrant, Bruno (Nero). Mary is captivated by Bruno and they set off on a voyage together. In the course of their voyage, they meet a series of society's dropouts; the unemployed, drug addicts, drag queens, alcoholics and anarchists. They both learn a great deal about life from these misfits.
Carlo Ponti had originally agreed to produce the film but when he pulled out, Brass, Nero and Redgrave decided to cover the production costs themselves. Subsequently, shooting commenced on 1 June 1970.
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- Dropout (the works of Tinto Brass) Tinto Brass Collection. Retrieved on August 27