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Love in the City (1953)

L'amore in città (original title)
Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

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Rita Josa ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Rosanna Carta ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Enrico Pelliccia ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Donatella Marrosu ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Paolo Pacetti ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Nella Bertuccioni ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Lilia Nardi ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Lena Rossi ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Maria Nobili ...
(segment "Tentato suicidio")
Antonio Cifariello ...
Giornalista (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Livia Venturini ...
(segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Maresa Gallo ...
(segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Angela Pierro ...
(segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Rita Andreana ...
(segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Lia Natali ...
(segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
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Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

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Italian censors initially removed the last few minutes of Michelangelo Antonioni's treatise on suicide. An exhaustive search of the Italian National Film Library and Cinecitta finally unearthed these missing moments for the DVD release. See more »

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worthwhile though now dated effort
29 October 2007 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is included in Parker Tyler's "Classics of the Foreign Film," a seminal book published in the 1960s (perhaps updated since then). I saw it for the first time recently through a videotape available at a local university. The film captures aspects of 1950s Rome fairly well, the best segment concerning a Sicilian woman who, having a baby boy out of wedlock, cannot pay for the child's care due to her inability to obtain work. Out of desperation she abandons the child in a park. He is rescued and taken to an orphanage where she tracks him down, admitting to being his mother. Though she is arrested for abandoning the child, the public and court absolve her of guilt due to understanding the situation she had been in. She then becomes a nurse to care for children. If only life had been/was like that. This segment certainly wins in depicting the difficulty of illegitimacy in those days, especially in a very traditional society. Then again, Italian and European cinema were more mature about such things than was Hollywood.


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