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Hungry for Love (1960)
"Adua e le compagne" (original title)

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When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.

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Marilina (as Emmanuele Riva)
Gina Rovere ...
Claudio Gora ...
Ercoli
Ivo Garrani ...
L'Avvocato - Adua's ex-customer
Gianrico Tedeschi ...
Stefano
Antonio Rais ...
Emilio
Duilio D'Amore ...
Brother Michele
Valeria Fabrizi ...
Fosca (as Valeria Fabrizzi)
Luciana Gilli ...
Dora - Piero's lover (as Gloria Gilli)
Enzo Maggio ...
Calypso - Stefano's colleague
Roberto Meloni ...
(as Roberto Melone)
Nando Angelini ...
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Piero Salvagni
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When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.

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Adua and Her Friends  »

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This is the first time in her career that Sandra Milo dubs herself in a movie. Previously she had been dubbed by other actresses such as Rosetta Calavetta and Lidia Simoneschi. See more »

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Più sola
Music by Domenico Modugno
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About those promoting prostitution
11 May 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I will never be tired of seeing "Adua e le compagne", this black and white film is a jewel of Italian cinematography with a plot easy to understand, and excellent acting of four women, French star Simone Signoret, then-young Sandra Milo, Gina Rovere and Emmanuelle Riva, all playing the role of prostitutes who wanted to incorporate themselves honestly to the society. Their acting was seconded by the experienced and charismatic Marcello Mastroianni in the role of a typical Italian tricky pigeon and lover. Italy of the 50s had the problem of prostitution, and mafia was around it together with some "gentlemen" of the corrupted local administration always looking for licenses, permits and other documents in a tricky way to facilitate the work of the prostitutes who at the same time had to pay heavy sum of money to the above-mentioned gentlemen. The director Antonio Pietrangeli was able to show clearly where the problem was and who were promoting the dirty business of prostitution. In addition, youth does not last forever and the same happened with the beauty of the prostitutes. The film also shows this fact convincingly. The DVD of this film exists but only in Italian, and it would be good to have it in other languages (English, Spanish and French at least).


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