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(1953)

Plot Summary

  • Fausto Moretti, having seduced Sandra Rubini, the sister of his friend and companion Moraldo Rubini, is forced to marry her. After their honeymoon, he takes a job as a salesman of religious objects in a small shot. He isn't changed by his marriage and still looks for women, with his friends, when and where they can find them. He even tries to seduce the wife of his boss and is fired. After each episode, Sandra forgives him. He and his friends of similar temperament are content to be idle, chase girls and leave the work and job-hunting to others. After spending the night away from home with a girl, Sandra cannot forgive anymore and runs off with their child. Fausto and his friends search all over fearing the worst, and he finally finds her at the home of his father, Francesco, who gives him a deserved thrashing. The couple reconciles and Fausto pledges to reform. Life goes on as usual for his other friends, always planning but never getting around to doing anything constructive, with the exception of Moraldo, who makes the break and leaves their town to seek a better life elsewhere.

    - Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>
  • A sensitive character study of five young men trapped in a small town on the Adriatic. Their discontentment and restlessness lead them into a variety of activities, not all of them admirable.

    - Written by Rick Fleming <h190@dmt03.mcc.Virginia.edu>
  • In a small seaside town in Italy, Moraldo Rubini, Alberto, Fausto Moretti, Leopoldo Vannucci and Riccardo form a group of idle friends that spend their time together doing nothing but drinking, flirting and going to parties. When Fausto's girlfriend Sandra Rubini gets pregnant, he is pressed by his own father to marry her. However, the irresponsible Fausto remains unfaithful to Sandra, cheating her with many women and almost leading his family to a tragedy.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Synopsis

We are introduced to an outdoor celebration to crown Miss Mermaid of 1953 in the small Italian town Rimini...

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