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Sweet Deceptions (1960)
"I dolci inganni" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  15 October 1960 (Italy)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Spaak ...
Francesca
Jean Sorel ...
Renato
Christian Marquand ...
Enrico
Juanita Faust ...
Maria Grazia
Marilù Tolo ...
Margherita
Milly ...
La contessa
Antonella Erspamer ...
La principessa
Giovanna Pignatelli ...
Principessa Lavinia
Oliviero Prunas ...
Eddy
Giacomo Furia ...
Negoziante
Gisella Arden
Patrizia Bini
Eva Bruni
Franco Lolli
Ida Masetti
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Francesca is a 17 yrs old girl who, one morning, wakes up after dreaming of making love with a family friend... See full synopsis »

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Francesca's residence address: 23 Piazza Stefano Jacini, Rome, Italy. See more »

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Two different buildings are used in the ending scene as Francesca's residence where Enrico drops her off in his car. The building clearly has no glass lobby in the long shot. It has a glass lobby in the close up shot. See more »

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di Dino Olivieri (as Olivieri), Nino Rastelli (as Rastelli)
Edizioni Leonardi, 1936
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Refined and Ingenious
21 July 2004 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Francesca, a seventeen-year-old Roman, is finally sure she has found love. Almost sure. She spends the day observing other lovers' behaviors and considering whether she is ready to jump. Her age notwithstanding, this movie is more about coming of age than about improper or illegal romantic relationships.

If Catherine Spaak, beautiful and innocent, acts with brio, the quality of the supporting cast makes the movie. From a fifty-year-old indebted socialite who is having too much fun for her daughter's taste to a jaunty gigolo who turns out to be eaten by unreciprocated love, the minor characters entertain, delight, and subtly teach valuable lessons to both Francesca and the audience.

This film's unpredictability is refreshing. Whether written or filmed, coming-of-age stories often fail to surprise or intrigue the audience. In I Dolci Inganni, most characters seem at first to be crazily entertaining walking clichés, but they later astonish the audience by revealing their depth and their inner struggles. If love is widely accepted as a common human need, it can be expressed in mysterious, unsettling, incomprehensible ways. The variety of its forms in the movie gives the spectator an opportunity to reflect on his or her own endeavors and dreams.

This movie will seem slow paced to Gen-Xers, but anybody interested in human nature should see it.


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