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Valeria Bruni Tedeschi set to play a bankrupt woman

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Los Angeles, Sep 27 (IANS) Actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi will soon be seen essaying role of a morally and economically bankrupt woman in Italian director Leonardo Guerra Seragnolis movie, which is an adaptation of “The Time of Indifference” by Alberto Moravia.

Seragnoli, known for “Last Summer” and “Likemeback”, has started shooting his contemporary take on the widely translated novel in Rome, reports variety.com.

The novel was first published in 1929, when Moravia was 21, “Gli Indifferenti”. It captured the middle-class malaise of its time.

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In the story, members of an upper-crust Rome family react to a financial crisis that is undermining their social status.

Bruni Tedeschi will be seen as Mariagrazia, who is a widow with an unscrupulous lover, Leo (played by Edoardo Pesce). She has two children by her dead husband: Carla, whom Leo has the hots for, and Michele, who is aware that Leo is trying to seduce his sister but is indifferent to it.

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Carla is played by newcomer Beatrice Granno, and Michele by Vincenzo Crea. has a secondary role as Leo’s former lover Lisa, who is in pursuit of Michele.

“The Time of Indifference” was previously brought to the big screen in Italy in 1964 by Francesco Maselli, who cast Paulette Godard as Mariagrazia, Claudia Cardinale as Carla, and Rod Steiger as Leo. A 1988 TV movie adaptation by Mauro Bolognini for Mediaset starred Liv Ullman as Mariagrazia and Peter Fonda as Leo.

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