WriterTonino Guerra, Luciano Vincenzoni Release date14 November 1968 (1968-11-14) ScreenplayElio Petri, Luciano Vincenzoni CastFranco Nero (Leonardo Ferri), Vanessa Redgrave (Flavia), Georges Géret, Gabriella Boccardo, Madeleine Damien Similar moviesThe Key, Alléluia, Love and Death on Long Island, The Great Gatsby, Black Swan, The Boy Next Door
TaglineA quite place in the country, where reality and fantasy are too close
A Quiet Place in the Country (Italian: Un tranquillo posto di campagna, French: Un coin tranquille à la campagne) is a 1968 Italian-French thriller film directed by Elio Petri.
A young artist escapes from the stress of the big city and rents a house in a secluded wooded area. Strange things happen in the house that begin to drive him mad. As in the novella on which the story is based (The Beckoning Fair One by George Oliver Onions according to the film's credits), the viewer is left to decide whether the solitude affected the man's mind, or if he was the victim of a possessive spirit or ghost said to inhabit the house.
Franco Nero as Leonardo Ferri
Vanessa Redgrave as Flavia
Georges Géret as Attilio
Gabriella Boccardo as Wanda
A Quiet Place in the Country was released in Italy on November 14, 1968. The film was distributed theatrically in by P.E.A.—United Artists, where it grossed 387.358 million Italian lira. It was released in France on August 14, 1969 and the United States on August 28, 1970.
A Quiet Place in the Country was entered into the 19th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won a Silver Bear award.