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Director:
Writers:
Ennio De Concini (story) &
Pietro Germi (story) ...
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Release Date:
17 September 1962 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The cutest comedy import in a long time!!! See more »
Plot:
A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
hilarious spoof of marriage and the family See more (27 total) »

Cast

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Marcello Mastroianni ... Ferdinando Cefalù
Daniela Rocca ... Rosalia Cefalù

Stefania Sandrelli ... Angela
Leopoldo Trieste ... Carmelo Patanè
Odoardo Spadaro ... Don Gaetano Cefalù
Margherita Girelli ... Sisina
Angela Cardile ... Agnese
Lando Buzzanca ... Rosario Mulè
Pietro Tordi ... Attorney De Marzi
Ugo Torrente ... Don Calogero
Antonio Acqua ... Priest
Bianca Castagnetta ... Donna Matilde Cefalù
Giovanni Fassiolo ... Don Ciccio Matara
Ignazio Roberto Daidone
Francesco Nicastro
Edy Nogara
Renato Pinciroli
Daniela Igliozzi
Laura Tomiselli ... Aunt Fifidda (as Laura Valerio Tomiselli)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saro Arcidiacono ... Dr. Talamone
Renzo Marignano ... Politician
Bruno Bertocci ... Uomo in piazza (uncredited)

Directed by
Pietro Germi 
 
Writing credits
Ennio De Concini (story) &
Pietro Germi (story) &
Alfredo Giannetti (story)

Ennio De Concini (screenplay) &
Pietro Germi (screenplay) &
Alfredo Giannetti (screenplay)

Agenore Incrocci  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Franco Cristaldi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
 
Cinematography by
Leonida Barboni 
Carlo Di Palma 
 
Film Editing by
Roberto Cinquini 
 
Production Design by
Carlo Egidi 
 
Set Decoration by
Sergio Canevari 
 
Costume Design by
Dina Di Bari 
 
Makeup Department
Raffaele Cristini .... assistant makeup artist
Anna Fabrizzi .... hair stylist
Franco Freda .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carlo Bartolini .... production supervisor
Guglielmo Colonna .... production manager
Alessandro Gori .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Enzo Battaglia .... second assistant director
Renzo Marignano .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Giovanni Checchi .... property master
 
Sound Department
Antonio Bramonti .... boom operator
Fiorenzo Magli .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianni Antinori .... assistant camera (as Giovanni Antinori)
Divo Cavicchioli .... still photographer
Giovanni Ciarlo .... assistant camera
Gastone Di Giovanni .... camera operator
Alfredo Palmieri .... assistant camera
Aiace Parolin .... camera operator (as Ajace Parolin)
Arturo Zavattini .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elena Micheli Scardella .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Sergio Montanari .... assistant editor
Mario Morra .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Deni .... composer: song "Canto d'Amore"
Luigi Urbini .... conductor (as Pierluigi Urbini)
 
Other crew
Rodolfo Frattaioli .... production secretary
Mirta Guarnaschelli .... continuity (as Myrta Corbucci)
Lamberto Pippia .... production secretary
Piero Speziali .... administrator
Rita Savagnone .... voice dubbing: Daniela Rocca and Stefania Sandrelli (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Divorzio all'italiana" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min | UK:104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Co. System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-16 | Italy:16+ | Netherlands:6 (2010) (DVD) | Sweden:15 | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (certificate number not listed) | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The young girl whom Ferdinando checks out on the train at the beginning is Stefania Sandrelli. She also plays the character Angela in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ferdinando writes the anonymous letter to himself, the picture he draws is completely different between shots regarding the antlers and the pen's thickness.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in You're No Good (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ave MariaSee more »

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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
hilarious spoof of marriage and the family, 2 July 2002
Author: bobbie-16 from alphaville

When I first saw Pietro Germi's movies (a long time ago), I thought he was a misogynist who portrayed women as grotesque monsters that make men's lives miserable. Thirty years later, after the women's movement, I have come around 180 degrees, and see him as a feminist before his time--showing how the patriarchal family destroys women (and men)and exposing the absurdity of "family honor"--and doing it with humor. It doesn't just apply to Sicily. The Sicilian setting and ambiance is a big part of this movie, however--watch for all the little details of gestures and interactions, and the great shots of the sunbaked town, baroque churches, and interiors of the decaying houses of the aristocrats. Mastroianni is terrific, and so is the supporting cast.

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