I've been curious about this film for a long time. I hadn't heard of it until a year ago when I bought the soundtrack by composer Piero Piccioni, which is beautiful, reminiscent of Rozsa and Rota. Having recently pulled the CD out again I'm very curious about the seemingly forgotten film it accompanied.
An excerpt from the sole (spoiler filled) review on IMDb:
From the descrption (and the music, for that matter) this sounds like it could be a wonderful Italian tragedy in the vein of "Rocco and His Brothers."Based on Italo Svevo's novel, this film is set in old Trieste and centers on a middle-aged public official and his unrequited love for a flirtatious but unpossessable girl (Claudia Cardinale) who blithely betrays him.
By the way: I love Claudia with that hair; reminds me of Anna Karina in Vivre sa Vie.
Has anybody seen "Senilita," know more about it, or know where I can get a copy? Any help would be greatly appreciated.