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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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Director:
Writers:
Eduardo De Filippo (play)
Renato Castellani (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 December 1964 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Domenico, a successfull businessman, with an eye for the girls, begins an affair with Filumena when she is 17 years old... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Marriage Italian Style See more (18 total) »

Cast

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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
 
Thanks
Titina De Filippo .... dedicatee
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Matrimonio all'italiana" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
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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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Marriage Italian Style, 25 August 2011
Author: junkielee from Cairo, Egypt

The film employs a tremendously perky rhythm and register to showcase the traits of the earthly Italy at its post-war development, even though essentially the overwrought kernel of a prostitute's tribulations could hardly appropriate as a comedy material.

Vittorio De Sica's camera enigmatically haunts and pivots around two leads' present and past, the intangible love/hate chaos is disarmingly intriguing and subconsciously imbues the audience with a fervent compassion towards Sophia Loren's unswerving while passionate Filumena. The leading performance is worth of much accolade, especially for Sophia Loren, whose full-brown force of personality spanning over 20 years in the film and indisputably devotes a magnificent performance with all her zest and vigor. Marcello Mastroianni, is great as well, to hone up his versatility and render the womanizer an ambiguous moral criterion which is a more delicate task.

I cannot help being fascinated by the exquisite script as well, credited by five names, no wonder all the twists and turns are so fruitful in a way that both surprising and amusing. Nominated for 2 Oscars (BEST FOREIGN FILM and a second BEST ACTRESS nomination for Loren) and is a milestone which not only represents Loren's heyday but also is a comforting fruition of Loren-Conti correlation. Maybe it is not director De Sica's best canon due to its slight superficiality of machismo, which I sense may not be the director's fault as it is a general bias lies in all over the globe. Anyway, the film itself surely is a fine piece captures a genuine Italian aura (the Naples' style) and definitely worth your pocket.

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