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Girl with a Suitcase (1961)

La ragazza con la valigia (original title)
Lorenzo, who's 16 and born to a wealthy family in Parma, tries to make things right toward a showgirl, Aida, whom his older brother has mistreated. In extending kindness and standing up for... See full summary »

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Cast

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Aida Zepponi
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Lorenzo Fainardi
Luciana Angiolillo ...
Aunt of Lorenzo
Renato Baldini ...
Francia
Riccardo Garrone ...
Romolo
Elsa Albani ...
Lucia
Corrado Pani ...
Marcello Fainardi
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Piero Benotti
Romolo Valli ...
Don Pietro Introna
Enzo Garinei ...
Pino
Ciccio Barbi ...
Crosia
Nadia Bianchi ...
Nuccia
Angela Portaluri
Edda Soligo ...
Teacher
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Storyline

Lorenzo, who's 16 and born to a wealthy family in Parma, tries to make things right toward a showgirl, Aida, whom his older brother has mistreated. In extending kindness and standing up for her, he comes of age. But, is there anything he can do that will alter Aida's situation or her prospects? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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11 September 1961 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 33890 delivered on 18-1-1961. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when Aida takes an emergency bathroom break in the ditch, there is a noticeable paper cup like white object in the middle of the road. It comes and goes and moves around. See more »

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Just That Same Old Line
Sung by Nico Fidenco
Dischi R.C.A.
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Beauty of deeper glance
22 October 2010 | by (bangkok) – See all my reviews

There are moments in this film when you feel your feet lift of the ground and you enter a pure state of movie nirvana. Only the Italians could bring together style, elegance, poise, wit, sensitivity and irony like this, and play it out in the real world with real characters. The amour fou seems original: the sensitive ingenue is nobility (Jacques Perrin), while the girl (Claudia Cardinale) - his older brother's cast-off - is an impoverished drifter. It's not so much the obvious contrast in their backgrounds that provides the tension so much as the directions their yearnings take, that flash across each others' paths like ungainly swordsmanship. The fresh faces of the leads are a delight. It's really the quiet dignity of Perrin that carries the film while Cardinale is the sudden whirlwind that blows into his life. Technique is employed to brilliant effect: the waist-level camera, Zurlini's signature artistic shadows on the walls, and, most tellingly, the way distant characters gradually draw close to our position, a trick established with the first shot of the film. There's no finer kind of cinema.


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