The Brothers Karamazov (1947 film)

The Brothers Karamazov (Italian: I fratelli Karamazoff) is a 1947 Italian historical drama film directed by Giacomo Gentilomo and starring Fosco Giachetti, Lamberto Picasso and Mariella Lotti.[1] It is based on the 1880 novel of the same title by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.[2] It won two Nastro d'Argento Awards, for best screenplay and for best score.[3] The film's sets were designed by the art director Alberto Boccianti.

The Brothers Karamazov
Directed byGiacomo Gentilomo
Produced byIgnazio Cataldo
Written byGaspare Cataldo
Alberto Vecchietti
Guido Pala
Based onThe Brothers Karamazov
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
StarringFosco Giachetti
Lamberto Picasso
Mariella Lotti
Elli Parvo
Music byRenzo Rossellini
CinematographyGiuseppe La Torre
Edited byRenzo Lucidi
Distributed byFincine
Release date
4 December 1947
Running time
116 minutes



  1. Barattoni p.104
  2. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  3. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.


  • Luca Barattoni. Italian Post-Neorealist Cinema. Edinburgh University Press, 2013.
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