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Release Date:
26 June 1962 (USA) See more »
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The First 3-Act Motion Picture Ever Presented! See more »
Plot:
Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Marisa Solinas ... Luciana (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Germano Gilioli ... Renzo (segment "Renzo e Luciana")

Anita Ekberg ... Anita (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Peppino De Filippo ... Dr. Antonio Mazzuolo (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")

Romy Schneider ... Pupe (segment "Il lavoro")

Tomas Milian ... Conte Ottavio (segment "Il lavoro") (as Thomas Milian)
Romolo Valli ... Lawyer Zacchi (segment "Il lavoro")

Sophia Loren ... Zoe (segment "La riffa")
Luigi Giuliani ... Gaetano (segment "La riffa")
Alfio Vita ... Cuspet (segment "La riffa")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Acqua ... Commendatore La Pappa (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Nando Angelini ... Man Winning a Bottle (segment "La riffa") (uncredited)
Silvio Bagolini ... Secretary of Monsignore (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Ciccio Barbi ... Engineer in the Car (uncredited)
Suso Cecchi D'Amico ... (segment "Renzo e Luciana") (uncredited)
Donatella Della Nora ... Donatella - Mazzuolo's Sister (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Valerio Fioravanti ... Child (episode "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Giacomo Furia ... Worker (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Giuliano Gemma ... Hercules (uncredited)
Amedeo Girardi ... (segment "Il lavoro") (uncredited)
Valentino Macchi ... Friend of Man Winning a Bottle (segment "La riffa") (uncredited)
Dante Maggio ... Foreman (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Franco Magno ... Secretary of La Pappa (uncredited)
Mario Passante ... Sacristan (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Polidor ... Foreman (uncredited)
Alfredo Rizzo ... Foreman (uncredited)
Amerigo Santarelli ... Worker (segment "Le tentazioni det dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Archie Savage ... Black Tourist (uncredited)
Alberto Sorrentino ... Worker (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (uncredited)
Paolo Stoppa ... Lawyer Alcamo (segment "Il lavoro") (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vittorio De Sica (segment "La riffa")
Federico Fellini (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Mario Monicelli (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Luchino Visconti (segment "Il lavoro")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giovanni Arpino  segment "Renzo e Luciana"
Italo Calvino  segment "Renzo e Luciana"
Suso Cecchi D'Amico  segments "Renzo e Luciana" and "Il lavoro"
Federico Fellini  segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"
Ennio Flaiano  segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"
Mario Monicelli  segment "Renzo e Luciana"
Goffredo Parise  segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio" (as G. Parise)
Tullio Pinelli  segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"
Brunello Rondi  segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio" (as B. Rondi)
Luchino Visconti  segment "Il lavoro"
Cesare Zavattini  segment "La riffa"

Produced by
Tonino Cervi .... producer (as Antonio Cervi)
Carlo Ponti .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota (segments "Il lavoro" and "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Armando Trovajoli (segment "La riffa")
Piero Umiliani (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
 
Cinematography by
Otello Martelli (segments "La riffa" and "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
Armando Nannuzzi (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Giuseppe Rotunno (segment "Il lavoro")
 
Film Editing by
Leo Cattozzo (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio") (as L. Cattozzo)
Adriana Novelli (segments "La riffa" and "Renzo e Luciana")
Mario Serandrei (segment "Il lavoro")
 
Production Design by
Elio Costanzi (segment "La riffa")
Mario Garbuglia (segment "Il lavoro")
Piero Gherardi (segment "Renzo e Luciana")
Piero Zuffi (segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio")
 
Production Management
Sante Chimirri .... production manager
Alfredo Melidoni .... production manager
Lucio Orlandini .... production manager
Ugo Tucci .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Maffei .... assistant director (segment "Renzo e Luciana") (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Piero Zuffi .... costume designer: segment "Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio"
Piero Tosi .... costume designer: segment "Il lavoro" (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Cesare Zavattini .... original idea
Alighiero Noschese .... voice dubbing: Giusva Fioravanti (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
Argentina:205 min | Germany:125 min (3 episodes) (cut) | Netherlands:158 min (3 episodes) | USA:150 min (3 episodes) (cut) | France:150 min (3 episodes) (cut) | 208 min (4 episodes)
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Trivia:
In Federico Fellini' segment, one of the scouts receiving an award is called Otello Martelli, the name of the cinematographer of the segment.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Romy (2009) (TV)See more »
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Soldi soldi soldiSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The weird and the Wonderful..., 5 August 2012
Author: Tim Kidner (tim@kidnerpix.com) from Salisbury, United Kingdom

Though an ardent Fellini fan, it took me some time before getting round to buying this 'portmanteau' of four separate stories from Italy's leading directors of the time.

Which was actually 1962 and not the 1970 that the title suggests. Portraying love, sex and lust in the 'modern age' hence the futuristic date in the title each part is 50 minutes long and in my experience, is best watched in two sittings. You'll probably have read that as well as Fellini, Vittorio de Sica, Luchino Visconti and Mario Monicelli, all but the last being very well known to knowledgeable film buffs.

It takes nine writers, including input and ideas from the directors themselves to mould the very different stories here. The women definitely hold the upper hand in every one of them, loftily placed on pedestals - busty Anita Ekberg in Fellini's; Romy Schneider in Visconti's and Sophia Loren in de Sica's.

The first segment, from Monicelli, is actually a bonus on the DVD as it was apparently cut from theatrical releases shown outside Italy. But, actually, that part is a good setting point - ordinary young female factory workers who live with the worry of everyday life and love and the hanging threat of old traditions, the Church and ruthless employers who attempt to quell their youthful desire for sex. Some scenes, with busy trams and bustling street scenes at rush-hour, remind me of the earlier classic 'Bicycle Thieves'.

Visconti's part is a talky - and fairly boring - 'discussion', fixed to one nice, very posh apartment. The subject is now rather ordinary, probably unlike then, that I'm wanting more substance and variety. There again, I never was 'into' Visconti - high on style and period detail but low on flair and exuberance, at least compared to the others.

Fellini was in the late autumn of his career at this point and this manifests itself by him displaying some trademark vaguely tasteless wit, swipes at Catholicism and Authority but surprising us with some truly inspiring set-pieces. His first foray into colour, it's a very bumpy and uneven ride, bounding from barely watchable to reassuringly great and familiar.

A young and very shapely Sophia Loren, under De Sica, is used to portray many themes in neo-realist Italian cinema - Life itself. Outdoor fairs, sultry night-times when lovers and larger-than-life characters come out to play and village pettiness all affect this red-dressed temptress, who, like so many, yearn for greater and better things. It's at a touch funny and sad, but oddly, not as compelling as it should be. Though never the greatest actress, Loren doesn't let the side down, but her raw physical beauty always means that is what is seen first, before emotional depth.

Critical reviews vary - some quarters saying that it's a lot of wasted talent. My immediate response is that all the directors and key players have done far better work and those seeking them out for the first time should look elsewhere - I'd hate for anyone to be put off potentially brilliant Italian cinema by them watching this and being disappointed.

However, for Completists, like me, who have seen and loved these great director's best films, then the draw will become insufferably great and purchase will become inevitable. At least this quality transfer Mr Bongo release allows us to sample this odd collection at a good value price.

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