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Sweet Deceptions (1960)

I dolci inganni (original title)
Francesca, a 17-year old school girl, has a vivid dream of making love to Enrico, a 37-year old divorced architect and family friend. She turns her dream into reality by meeting Enrico during a regular school day.

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Milly ...
La contessa
Patrizia Bini
Juanita Faust ...
Maria Grazia (as Janita Faust)
Oliviero Dani
Gisella Ardenz ...
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Donatella Esparmer ...
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Ida Masetti
Giacomo Furia ...
Negoziante
Donatella Raffai
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Serena Vergano
Eva Bruni
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Francesca, a 17-year old school girl, has a vivid dream of making love to Enrico, a 37-year old divorced architect and family friend. She turns her dream into reality by meeting Enrico during a regular school day.

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Restored by The Bologna Film Library and screened in the Restored Prints Section at Cannes Film Festival 2003. See more »

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In the school changing room scene when Francesca puts on her jacket, only the top button of it is fastened. In the next scene when she comforts her crying schoolmate in the school bathroom, all the buttons on the jacket are fastened. See more »

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J'attendrai
Music by Dino Olivieri
Italian lyrics by Nino Rastelli
French lyrics by Louis Poterat
Edizioni Leonardi, 1936
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Refined and Ingenious
21 July 2004 | by 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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