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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:
La più bella "Donna" See more (15 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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Quotes:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Autumn of the Magician (2009)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
La più bella "Donna", 4 October 2012
Author: Frank Dux from Split, Spain

One of the biggest hits of the "Italian Comedy", starred by the top of the Italian star-system. De Sica give us a solid film all along the length, taking us from drama to comedy, they're separated by a faint border; as the life itself.

Obviously, the time has passed and some points are old-fashioned (technical resources, technology, life's perspective) but it's true the film gets one realistic approach (it couldn't be less being this film one of the examples of Italian neo-realism) about the drama of a woman who looks for dignity and fights for the good of her children.

This pink neo-realism sows us the common life of Italian people after WWII. Mediterranian country, misogyny, catholic, conservator, noisy… similar to Spain (españolada, Landismo), Greece, etc.

Good performances form Mastroianni, who is a playboy but with a good heart at least, and, especially Sophia Loren, at her prime, as Filomena, a prostitute who will fight for her honesty, dignity and her sons, a woman with attitude, tough in her acts and with some real curves. In other words the best "donna", along with Magnani, in all history.

De Sica, without reaching the lever of previous works in the 40's, makes a gret work in a field he controls like only a few people more. Good photography and ambiance. Music as Italian music, little cloying but it don't bother and it suits the film.

Thou, there are some negative points: - Relationship with children and their reaction are unnatural and the aren't worked as it'd be necessary. - Story could be analyzed in a deeper way. It's a good topic. - Make-up of Loren at 17, she doesn't look even for a moment, her body is different, no one can't do it something about it with that clothes, but the make-up could be better.

But it's a good movie, despise of these thing and the fact that is a movie made in the early 60's and other things I can't remember. You can enjoy this film and discover if you didn't make it earlier the refreshing Italian cinema.

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