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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 »
User Reviews:
Delightful and Dramatic Romantic Comedy See more (16 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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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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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Delightful and Dramatic Romantic Comedy, 29 May 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Naples, in the Second World War, the wolf businessman Domenico Soriano (Marcello Mastroianni) meets the seventeen years old whore Filumena Marturano (Sophia Loren) in a brothel during an allied bombing. Two years later, in the post-war, they meet each other by chance and begin a long affair. For twenty-two years, Filumena is his mistress and administrates his shops in Naples while Domenico is traveling. When Domenico decides to marry the young cashier of his bakery, Filumena lures him as if she were near to death and he marries her. Later he annuls their matrimony, and she tells him that she has three sons that she raised secretly, one of them is his legitimate son but she does not disclose his identity. The middle-age Domenico uses the most different subterfuges trying to find which teenager might be his son.

"Matrimonio all'Italiana" is a delightful and dramatic romantic comedy. Sophia Loren is awesome in the role of a loving woman and protective mother. Marcello Mastroianni is magnificent performing a wolf that sees that the time has passed and he has a son, making his middle-age crisis become an obsessive attempt to disclose the identity of his biological son in the funniest moments of this film. The direction of Vittorio De Sica is fantastic, developing the dramatic situation and the romance with touches of comedy, but never falling in the easiest way of transforming the theme in a corny melodrama. The last scene is beautiful and touching. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Matrimônio à Italiano" ("Matrimony a la Italian")

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