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Nino Oxilia

Rapsodia satanica (Satan's Rhapsody)

55' - 1917 - Fantasy, Drama, Horror
Director: Nino Oxilia Composer: Pietro Mascagni With: Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Ugo Bazzini
Rapsodia Satanica is not closely connected to 19th century literature. It presents itself rather as a fairy tale, with references to the Faust-legend, put in a female perspective. The script of the film was writty by the poet Fausto Maria Martini, and his text is in verse, as can clearly be seen in the intertitles. Nino Oxilia conceived his film as a "cinematographic poem." Because of its mysterious and highly stylized aestheticism, enhanced by the remarkable score by Pietro Mascagni, Raspsodia Satanica, ranks among the most remarkable mile stones in the history of the interaction between music and film.

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Nino Oxilia


Pietro Mascagni


Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Ugo Bazzini


Alberto Fassini, Fausto Maria Martini

Director of Photography

Giorgino Ricci

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Countries of production


Screenplay based on

Collectie gedichten (Fausto Maria Martini)



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