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>
A delightfully daring plan to give marriage a surprise ending!
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Did You Know?
Stefania Sandrelli had problem crying in the scene where Marcello Mastroianni got spat on for being a cuckold by Carmelo Patanè's wife. After many wasted takes and having been prompted by an onlooker, Pietro Germi with an unlit half cigar in his mouth got up from his chair, walked over to her and gave her two good slaps. Sandrelli was embarrassed because she had been slapped in front of hundreds of people really did begin crying and the the scene was finally shot. See more
When Ferdinando gets in bed with Rosalia after their fight, Rosalia's head facings change significantly between shots. See more
Referenced in L'uomo dal sigaro in bocca
Una furtiva lacrima
from opera "L'elisir d'amore"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti See more