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Sorelle Materassi (1944)

Teresa e Carolina sono sorelle, possiedono un laboratorio di sartoria e lavorano tanto bene da essere invitate a Roma dal Papa. La loro vita scorre tranquilla nella loro casa con la ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa Materassi
Olga Solbelli ...
Giselda Materassi
Remo, il nipote
Dina Romano ...
Niobe, la domestica
Paola Borboni ...
La principessa russa
Anna Mari ...
Leo Melchiorri ...
Loris Gizzi ...
Il sacerdote
Ninì Imbornoni ...
La signora svedese
Pietro Bigerna ...
Giorgio, il prestatore
Margherita Bossi ...
La macellaia (as Margherita Nicosia Bossi)
Amalia Pellegrini ...
La domestica della signora svedese
Franco Cuppini ...
Il proprietario del salone automobili


Teresa e Carolina sono sorelle, possiedono un laboratorio di sartoria e lavorano tanto bene da essere invitate a Roma dal Papa. La loro vita scorre tranquilla nella loro casa con la domestica Niobe e con la presenza sempre critica della terza sorella, Giselda, l'unica delle tre ad essersi sposata, anche se poi è stata abbandonata dal marito. Le loro vite sono messe a soqquadro dall'arrivo del nipote Remo che diventa subito il beniamino di Teresa e Nicoletta ed anche della domestica Niobe. Ma Remo conduce una vita dispendiosa e a pagare sono sempre naturalmente le due anziane zie, diventate oramai così gelose di lui da spendere una fortuna per impedidirne il matrimonio con Laurina messa incinta da Remo. Ma la vita non è immobilità, neanche per le sorelle Materassi. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Release Date:

19 December 1944 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

L'homme à femmes  »

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entertaining gentle comedy from golden age of Italian films
22 April 2016 | by (europe) – See all my reviews

This is a gentle comedy based upon a famous Italian novel written a decade earlier by Aldo Palazzeschi. It tells the story of three elderly sisters in Florence who out of compassion invite a young nephew, Remo, to stay in their house and give him everything he wishes for, which is a problem as the young man turns out to be a charming rascal who will ruin them. Two of the duped aunts are played by two acting sisters of certain fame in Italy. However, the actress from this film most known to international audiences is probably Clara Calamai, who played the leading role in a much more famous Italian film from around the same time — "Ossessione" by Visconti. Here she plays a quite different role as a sophisticated South American woman who arrives in Italy from Argentina and takes up with Remo. This is a short film, well acted and with swift tempi. It is amazing that films such as this and "Ossessione" could be produced in an Italy engulfed in the later stages of the war. There is on YouTube a long Italian television version of the novel from 1972, though without subtitles. This older and shorter version on you tube with English hardsubs deserves to be more widely known to an international public.

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