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Seduced and Abandoned (1964)
"Sedotta e abbandonata" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  15 July 1964 (USA)
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Agnese, a 15-year-old Sicilian girl is seduced and impregnated by Peppino, her sister Matilde's fiancé. Soon Vincenzo, Agnese's father, discovers everything. He wants to force Peppino to ... See full summary »

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Agnese Ascalone
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Don Vincenzo Ascalone
Aldo Puglisi ...
Peppino Califano
Lando Buzzanca ...
Antonio Ascalone
Lola Braccini ...
Amalia Califano
Leopoldo Trieste ...
Il barone Rizieri Zappalà
Umberto Spadaro ...
L'avvocato Ascalone
Paola Biggio ...
Matilde Ascalone
Rocco D'Assunta ...
Orlando Califano
Oreste Palella ...
Il maresciallo Polenza
Lina Lagalla ...
Francesca Ascalone (as Lina La Galla)
Gustavo D'Arpe ...
L'avvocato Ciarpetta
Rosetta Urzì ...
Consolata - la serva
Roberta Narbonne ...
Rosaura Ascalone
Vincenzo Licata ...
Pasquale Profumo - l'impresario di pompe funebri
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Agnese, a 15-year-old Sicilian girl is seduced and impregnated by Peppino, her sister Matilde's fiancé. Soon Vincenzo, Agnese's father, discovers everything. He wants to force Peppino to marry the dishonored Agnese, but Peppino runs away and Vincenzo sends his son Antonio to kill him. At this point, Agnese goes to the police to try to stop events. They're all taken to court. But events can't be stopped, there's still time for a fake kidnapping. A happy end is still possible. Written by 1felco

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Honor and Family in Sicily
5 April 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Sicily, the fifteen year-old Agnese Ascalone (Stefania Sandrelli) is seduced by the youngster Peppino Califano (Aldo Puglisi), who is the fiancé of her older sister Matilde (Paola Biggio). When her father, Don Vincenzo Ascalone (Saro Urzì), discovers that Agnese is not pure anymore and is pregnant of Peppino, he visits his parents to arrange the marriage between Peppino and Agnese. Further, he makes arrangement with the decadent Baron Rizieri Zappalà (Leopoldo Trieste) to be Matilde's new fiancé. But Peppino refuses to marry Agnese and flees to a hideout in a convent. Don Ascalone seeks out his cousin that is a lawyer and they plot a scheme to kill Peppino. Don Ascalone sends his stupid son Antonio Ascalone (Lando Buzzanca) to gun down Peppino, but Agnese leaves home and tells the Police Chief Polenza (Oreste Palella) that Peppino will be murdered because she had been seduced by him. Now Peppino must marry Agnese otherwise he will go to prison. But Agnese does not want to marry him anymore.

"Sedotta e Abbandonata", a.k.a. "Seduced and Abandoned", is a tragicomic comedy about honor and family in Sicily. The Sicilians probably do not like this bitter movie since the story shows a hypocrite and retrograde society in the 60's, with gossipers and people interested in keep up appearances despite the feelings of the next of kin. Unfortunately the conclusion is quite disappointing. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Seduzida & Abandonada" ("Seduced and Abandoned")


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