Ernesto (1979)

01/12/1979 (IT) DramaMusicRomance 1h 38m
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Ernesto (Martin Halm) is a young Italian Jew of the early 1900s who works in his uncle's factory in Trieste. Not entirely secure with his sexual orientation, Ernesto enters into an affair with one of his uncle's employees--then experiments with heterosexuality, courtesy of an obliging prostitute. When the boy finds himself participating in an arranged marriage with the female twin of one of his male lovers, he finally makes the choice that will determine the direction of his subsequent sex life.

  1. Salvatore Samperi

    Director, Writer

  2. Umberto Saba


  3. Barbara Alberti


  4. Amedeo Pagani


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  1. Martin Halm

    Martin Halm


  2. Michele Placido

    Michele Placido

    The man

  3. Virna Lisi

    Virna Lisi

    Ernesto's Mother

  4. Turi Ferro

    Turi Ferro

    Carlo Wilder

  5. Lara Wendel

    Lara Wendel

    Ilio / Rachele

  6. Gisela Hahn

    Gisela Hahn

    Signora Luzzato, Mother of Ilio and Rachele

  7. Stefano Madia

    Stefano Madia

    Ernesto's friend Andrea

  8. Francisco Marsó

    Francisco Marsó

    Uncle Giovanni

  9. Miranda Nocelli

    Prostitute Sandra

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Original Language Italian

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