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Le amiche (1955)

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A young woman returns to her home town of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eleonora Rossi Drago ...
Clelia
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Lorenzo
Franco Fabrizi ...
Cesare Pedoni, the architect
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Nene
Yvonne Furneaux ...
Momina De Stefani
Madeleine Fischer ...
Rosetta Savoni
Anna Maria Pancani ...
Mariella
Luciano Volpato ...
Tony
Maria Gambarelli ...
Clelia's employer
Ettore Manni ...
Carlo
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Storyline

Clelia comes from Rome to her native Turin, to set up a new fashion salon. On her first night, the woman in the next room of her hotel takes an overdose of pills. Clelia becomes involved with this woman, Rosetta, and three of her rich women friends, Momina, Nene, and Mariella. Momina is older than the others, and lives apart from her husband. Her current lover is Cesare, the architect of Clelia's salon. Nene is a talented ceramics artist, and lives with her fiance, the painter Lorenzo. Mariella is a flighty woman only interested in having a good time. Clelia becomes attached to Carlo, the architect's assistant, but the other women look down on him as he comes from a working class background. Momina, with the help of Clelia, discovers that Rosetta fell in love with Lorenzo as he was painting her portrait. Momina then encourages Rosetta to go after Lorenzo, even though he and Nene were supposed to marry soon. Written by Will Gilbert

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18 November 1955 (Italy)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$502 (USA) (9 July 2010)

Gross:

$50,005 (USA) (24 September 2010)
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Unreleased in the US until 1963 where it was generally greeted with disappointment following the critical raves over L'Avventura (1960). See more »

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Referenced in Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials (1966) See more »

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"Le amiche" (1955)
1 July 2000 | by (Alicante, Spain) – See all my reviews



I have seen again "Le amiche" after many years and considered it the best film of Antonioni, far better than those other famous films of the inventor of the un-communication, describing the industrial society of 60's Italy. The film is clear and enjoyable, with a perfect script, surprisingly modern after 45 years; in fact, in some aspects, more modern than films about today's society, more mature, more adult. The problems of women's evolution in society, the machismo, the vanity and shallowness of men, the bitchiness and emptiness of some women, the conflict between love and career...are all subjects masterly described by Antonioni in this beautiful film. The actors are superb, specially the actresses, main characters of this story: Eleonara Rossi Drago, the leading lady, apart from being beautiful has class, and one wonder why she didn't became one of the most important stars in European cinema. The others, are simply splendid: Valentina Cortese, what a voice! and Madeleine Fisher and Ivonne Fourneaux.

See this movie if you have the chance. I consider it one of the best Italian movies ever made.


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