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Marriage Italian Style (1964)
"Matrimonio all'italiana" (original title)

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Domenico, a successfull businessman, with an eye for the girls, begins an affair with Filumena when she is 17 years old. She becomes a prostitute, but also becomes the mistress of Domenico.... See full summary »

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Aldo Puglisi ...
Alfredo
Tecla Scarano ...
Rosalia
Marilù Tolo ...
Diana (as Marilu' Tolo)
Gianni Ridolfi ...
Generoso Cortini ...
Michele
Vito Moricone ...
Riccardo
Rita Piccione ...
Teresina, seamstress
Lino Mattera
Alfio Vita ...
Una pasticcere
Alberto Castaldi ...
(as Alberto Gastaldi)
Anna Santoro
Enza Maggi ...
Lucia, maid
Mara Marilli
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Domenico, a successfull businessman, with an eye for the girls, begins an affair with Filumena when she is 17 years old. She becomes a prostitute, but also becomes the mistress of Domenico. He eventually sets her up in an apartment, and she works for him in his various businesses. She secretly bears three children, who are raised by nannys. Domenico starts planning to marry a young employee. Filumena tricks him into marriage by pretending to be dying. Domenico annuls the marriage. Filumena then tells him of the three children. She says that one of the children belongs to Domenico, but will not say which one is his. You start to believe that all of the children could be his, and Domenico then marries Filumena again, this time willingly. Written by Steve Jordan <jordan@warwick.net>

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Filumena Marturano: [subtitled version] The problem is that our hearts used to be so big...
[holds up pebble]
Filumena Marturano: and now look how small they are.
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great to see the past (1964) before all the PC stuff we have now
16 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is great you get to see Naples in 1964 when it was 100% Italian.

However outdoor shooting is limited--it is mostly shot on low budget sets which make things a little oppressive and limited.

Loren works as a hooker and has a 22 year relation with Marcello--- you have to suspend disbelief here. Sophia looks too classy not at all like a hardened hooker--still it is cute amusing story.

The music is perfect you will feel good after watching this film.

My solution to todays PC formula world is to rent something made before 1965.

Sunflower is another good film of the same type but the cinematography is much better.


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