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Io la conoscevo bene (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 December 1965 (Italy)
Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Adriana Astarelli
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Emilio Ricci, aka Bietolone
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Dario Marchionni
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The Writer
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Cianfanna
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Roberto
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Gigi Baggini
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Barbara, the lady friend of Adriana
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Paganelli
Turi Ferro ...
Il commissario
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Antonio Marais
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Italo - The garage attendant
Véronique Vendell ...
Alice Stendhal (as Veronique Vendell)
Franca Polesello ...
Maria - The usherette
Renato Terra ...
Man in the caravan (as Renato Terra Caizzi)
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Storyline

Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business.

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Release Date:

2 December 1965 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Yo la conocía bien  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,312 (USA) (5 February 2016)

Gross:

$9,312 (USA) (5 February 2016)
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Trivia

The soundtracks have a lot of hit tunes from the 60s. They show what people listen to in pop music in Italy at the time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Il bosco fuori (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Surf della frusta
Written and performed by Gino Marinacci
Courtesy of Campi Editore
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Tremendous, with a wonderful lead performance
4 September 2016 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Kind of a smaller version of La Dolce Vita with a female lead, this slice of 1960s Roman life is great in its own right. Stefania Sandrelli (probably best remembered as the woman who shared a sexy dance with Dominque Sanda in The Conformist) plays an aspiring actress and model who spends her nights partying her ass off and her mornings alone. The plot is pretty simple and pretty predictable, but director Pietrangeli shoots the film in a very experiential style - it feels like you're partying alongside Sandrelli, and it's just a really wonderful experience. Sandrelli herself is outstanding. It's a character that could come off as a cliché, but she plays her so knowingly and passionately. It's very, very easy to fall in love. The film is stuffed full of wonderful '60s pop songs (the only ones I recognized were by Millie Small, a Jamaican ska artist best known for her hit "My Boy Lollipop"), tremendous clothes and hairdos, and that crisp 1960s black and white. A must-see for anyone who loves the Italian films of this era.


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