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Marriage Italian Style (1964) More at IMDbPro »Matrimonio all'italiana (original title)

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Marriage Italian Style -- Marcello Mastroianni co-stars as the irrepressibly carnal businessman Domenico, who discovers Loren's Filumena as a young prostitute and keeps her as his mistress and confidante. When he chooses to marry a young cashier instead of her, Filumena is furious, and resorts to a series of wild and hilarious ruses to win back his hand. One of the most famous, and funniest, Italian comedies of all time, MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE received nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Actress for Sophia Loren, at the Academy Awards.


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Release Date:
20 December 1964 (USA) See more »
The rich man Domenico and Filumena, a penniless prostitute, share great part of their lives in the immediate post WWII Italy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Sophia Loren ... Filumena Marturano

Marcello Mastroianni ... Domenico Soriano
Aldo Puglisi ... Alfredo
Tecla Scarano ... Rosalia
Marilù Tolo ... Diana (as Marilu' Tolo)
Gianni Ridolfi ... Umberto
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
Antonietta D'Onofrio (as D'Onofrio Antonietta)
Raffaello Rossi Bussola ... Nocella, Lawyer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincenzo Aita ... Alfonzo, Priest (uncredited)
Vincenza Di Capua ... Matilde, Domenico's Mother (uncredited)

Pia Lindström ... Cashier (uncredited)

Directed by
Vittorio De Sica 
Writing credits
Eduardo De Filippo (play "Filumena Marturano")

Renato Castellani (screenplay) and
Tonino Guerra (screenplay) and
Leonardo Benvenuti (screenplay) (as Leo Benvenuti) and
Piero De Bernardi (screenplay)

Produced by
Carlo Ponti .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Armando Trovajoli 
Cinematography by
Roberto Gerardi 
Film Editing by
Adriana Novelli 
Production Design by
Carlo Egidi 
Set Decoration by
Dario Micheli 
Makeup Department
Giuseppe Annunziata .... makeup artist: Sophia Loren
Giuseppe Banchelli .... makeup artist: Marcello Mastroianni
Ada Palombi .... makeup artist: Sophia Loren
Amalia Paoletti .... makeup artist: Marcello Mastroianni
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Claudio Mancini .... production supervisor
Alfredo Melidoni .... production supervisor
Jone Tuzi .... general organizer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luisa Alessandri .... assistant director
Franco Indovina .... assistant director
Franco Montemurro .... assistant director
Sound Department
Vittorio De Sisti .... sound recordist
Ennio Sensi .... sound
Visual Effects by
Stefano Ballirano .... digital restoration supervisor (restored version)
Stefano Camberini .... digital restoration artist (restored version)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nino Cristiani .... camera operator (as Cristiani Michele)
Franco Di Giacomo .... camera operator
Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vera Marzot .... wardrobe
Piero Tosi .... costumes: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni
Editorial Department
Marisa Letti .... assistant editor
Music Department
Armando Trovajoli .... conductor
Other crew
Mario Abussi .... production assistant: Naples
Vittorio Bucci .... production assistant: Naples
Elvira D'Amico .... script girl
Giorgio Russo .... production secretary
Matteo Spinola .... publicist
Titina De Filippo .... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Matrimonio all'italiana" - Italy (original title)
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102 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:6 (re-rating) (2010) | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:11 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (1986) | West Germany:12 (original rating)
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Domenico Soriano:[subtitled version] The more the world changes, the more it stays the same. Houses, palaces, skyscrapers. And in the middle... an old story like ours.See more »
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Yes, Loren is breathtakingly beautiful in this movie, but there is much more to it than that, 21 April 2015
Author: richard-1787 ( from United States

Yes, Sophia Loren is breathtakingly beautiful in this movie - at times - but there is much more to it than that.

This movie does a remarkable job of developing two characters, especially Loren's character, over more than 20 years. There are no stereotypes - the warm-hearted prostitute, etc. - here, no facile caricatures. Rather, Loren, directed by di Sica, is able to develop a complex and fascinating character who goes from a 17 year old girl to a woman in her 50s. Loren does this not with fancy make-up, etc., but by ACTING. She is believable as the terrified young girl thrown into prostitution by abject poverty; she is completely believable as the 50+ year old woman defending her three children. (She was 30 when she made this movie.) I couldn't stop watching this movie. Loren is so real in it that you HAVE to find out what will become of her character.

This movie shows you what a good movie can be: something with complex, real characters whom you want to know more about. It is the complete opposite of the caricature-, stereotype-ridden formulaic pictures we get too often.

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