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Sedotta e abbandonata (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 July 1964 (USA)
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
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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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In salient moments of the film, the soundtrack is a very close imitation, both in the melody and in the performance of Dimitri Tiomkin's "Deguello" previously used in the soundtrack of the movies "The Alamo" and "Rio Bravo". The composition is so effective in underling moments of tension that Italian director Sergio Leone wanted to use it in his movie "Fistful of Dollars." See more »

Quotes

Il maresciallo Polenza: [looks at a map of Italy, then covers Sicily with his hands] Better! Much better!
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Written by Carlo Rossi & Edoardo Vianello
Performed by Edoardo Vianello
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A Brilliant Cultural Self Parody
9 April 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The Italians are masters at laughing at themselves. I wonder if Iraq had developed that kind of self parody the world wouldn't have turned a much different place. I mention Iraq because, based on the tale told in "Seduced and Abandoned", the only difference between Sicily and Iraq is the name of their God. The great Pietro Germi designs a grotesquely comic masterpiece of such ferocity that the line between comedy and tragedy is indeed very thin. As is typical in a Germi film, the cast is uniformly sensational. Here, besides a very young and extraordinary Stefania Sandrelli, there is a superlative performance by Saro Urzi, the head of the family threatened by a devastating scandal. Ignorance and hypocrisy dissected with a refined, elegant hand. Observed with the acute, unsentimental eye of an outsider and yet, Pietro Germi, was an Italian who looked with affectionate horror at the cultural ties that kept his Country trailing behind the rest of the western world. Not to be missed.


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