GenreRomance, Drama Duration LanguageItalian
December 18, 1970
February 22, 1971
January, 1975 WriterTinto Brass, Franco Longo, Roberto Lerici ScreenplayTinto Brass, Franco Longo, Roberto Lerici CastVanessa Redgrave (Mary), Franco Nero (Bruno), Gigi Proietti (Cieco), Carlo Quartucci, Frank Windsor Similar moviesRelated Tinto Brass movies
Dropout is a 1970 Italian romantic drama directed by Tinto Brass. It stars real-life couple, Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave. They also worked with Brass a year later on the drama, La vacanza. Dropout was released in France on December 18, 1970, followed by a theatrical release in Italy on February 22, 1971.
Mary (Redgrave) is a disillusioned English banker’s wife who meets a troubled Italian immigrant, Bruno (Nero). Mary is captivated by Bruno and they set off on a voyage together. In the course of their voyage, they meet a series of society's dropouts; the unemployed, drug addicts, drag queens, alcoholics and anarchists. They both learn a great deal about life from these misfits.
Franco Nero as Bruno
Vanessa Redgrave as Mary
Gigi Proietti as Cieco
Patsy Smart Darcus
Carlo Ponti had originally agreed to produce the film but when he pulled out, Brass, Nero and Redgrave decided to cover the production costs themselves. Subsequently, shooting commenced on 1 June 1970.