Baron Fefé Cefalù is a Sicilian nobleman bored of life and of wife Rosalia: he falls in love with young and beautiful cousin Angela, who spends summers in the same palace. Since divorce is impossible in Italy in the 1960s, he decides to kill the wife, knowing that sentence would be very light if he proved that he committed murder for a matter of honour, i.e. when he found the wife together with another man. Therefore, he starts finding a lover for Rosalia, using Carmelo Patané, a painter well-known by her. Written by
Alessio F. Bragadini <email@example.com>
He ordered marriage on the rocks with a twist...Italian Style!
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Did You Know?
The man manning the boat for Marcello Mastroianni and Stefania Sandrelli in the final scene was Giovanni Pluchino. He was a correspondent for the newspaper "La Sicilia" and at the time was reporting on the shooting of the movie for his paper. He was chosen for the bit part because he was "young, good-looking and tanned". Pluchino still remembers that for a long time he was the one who cuckolded Mastroianni. See more
When Ferdinando gets in bed with Rosalia after their fight, Rosalia's head facings change significantly between shots. See more
Una furtiva lacrima
from opera "L'elisir d'amore"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti See more