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Bell' Antonio (1960)
"Il bell'Antonio" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  2 April 1962 (USA)
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Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »

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Antonio Magnano
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Barbara Puglisi
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Alfio Magnano
Rina Morelli ...
Rosaria Magnano
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Edoardo
Fulvia Mammi ...
Elena Ardizzone
Patrizia Bini ...
Santuzza (as Patrizia Rini)
Anna Arena ...
Signora Puglisi
Nino Camarda
Guido Celano ...
Calderana
Maurizio Conti
Maria Luisa Crescenzi ...
Francesa
Salvatore Fazio
Jole Fierro ...
Mariuccia
Cesarina Gheraldi ...
Zia Giuseppina
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Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the town learns about his trouble they start laughing at him... Written by Volker Boehm

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Sicily, love, sex and religion....
29 March 2000 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Humour, good acting (Pierre Brasseur and Marcello are excellent)and a not so innocent theme.

Antonio is a victim of traditional Sicilian society where the church is ubiquitous and categorizes women in either sluts or Saints. Platonic love is reserved for the Saints, sex is for the rest. Sex and love are so far apart that Antonio can not reconcile them, it will ruin his life.

Mauro Bolognini has made a great deal of good movies, this one is not its most famous but it deserves more attention. The taste and accent of Southern Italy 40 years ago is in every scene.


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