Thirty-something stunning beauty Pina (Sandra Milo) takes out an ad in the personal column hoping to find a man to take her away from the tiny Italian village where she lives. For months now she has been trying to find the right one - a man with a solid career, a family in mind, and plenty of stamina. Adolfo (Francois Perier) lives in Rome running a profitable business. Looking to share his life with that special person willing to raise a family Adolfo replies to Pina's ad. The couple arrange to meet in the village where Pina lives. Will they be perfect for one another or will they find things were better the way they were?
Thanks to Raro Video, here s another finely detailed film by the overlooked Italian director Antonio Pietrangeli, whose lucid, unsettling comedy Adua and Her Friends was released by Raro last year. --The New York Times
An increasingly nuanced and complex portrayal of the things we do for security and love, Antonio Pietrangeli s The Visitor (La Visita) is a small masterwork. Following up their superb release of Pietrangeli s Adua and Her Friends, Raro Video presents another solid DVD from this criminally little known Italian filmmaker. --Cinema Sentries