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The Witches (1967)

Le streghe (original title)
Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.

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Gloria (segment "Strega Bruciata viva, La") / Lady in a hurry (segment "Senso civico") / Assurdina Caì (segment "Terra vista dalla luna, La") / Nunzia (segment "Siciliana, La") / Giovanna (segment "Sera come le altre, Una")
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Valeria (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Paolo (Segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Sportsman (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Véronique Vendell ...
Young Girl Friend (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Elsa Albani ...
Gossip (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Ex-actress (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Marilù Tolo ...
Waitress (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Nora Ricci ...
Gloria's secretary (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Dino Mele ...
Dino, the waiter (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Young man at Hotel (segment "La Strega Bruciata Viva") (as Helmut Steinbergher)
Bruno Filippini ...
Singer (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Leslie French ...
Industrialist (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
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Elio Ferocci (segment "Senso Civico")
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Ciancicato Miao (segment "La terra vista dalla luna")
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Storyline

Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society. A superstar actress travels to a mountain resort, only to evoke jealousy from women and lust from men. A woman offers to take an injured man to the hospital. A widowed father and his son seek for a new wife/mother. A man seeks revenge for a woman's honor. A bored housewife tries to explain to her husband that he's not as romantic as he used to be. Written by Samovarkov

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Woman as she is...all things to men!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

12 March 1969 (USA)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Clint Eastwood was given the choice of taking $25,000 in cash or $20,000 and a brand-new Ferrari by producer Dino De Laurentiis to play a small part in the movie. He chose the money and the Ferrari. He got on well with Silvana Mangano and director Vittorio De Sica. See more »

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Industrialist: I make a perfume. But I can't make it any better or it would destabilise the market.
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References Danger: Diabolik (1968) See more »

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One of the Weirdest and Most Surreal Anthologies I've Seen.
15 October 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

*** out of ****

This is basically a collection of five short films all about women and the roles that people feel that they play in society. It gives us different interpretations of women and how people feel around them.

The first story is about a famous actress who hides away from the public at a ski resort, before discovering that she's pregnant. But when she calls her husband, he is not at all supportive of her desire to have children. It starts out slow, but it becomes pretty haunting to watch after a while.

The second story gives us a woman who has an injured man in her car who is supposed to drive him to the hospital, but instead drives by several of them before going to where she wants to go. The man doesn't appear to be hurt too badly. Perhaps this is supposed to be a comment on how a woman supports a man in times of need?

The third story is an indescribably weird and chaotic satire of a father and son who look for a woman to be the father's wife and his son's mother. They come upon a woman who is deaf and are able to get something going with her before the story gets even weirder. This film actually really made me feel weird and left my mind broken in a million directions, but i couldn't stop watching it no matter how much i tired.

The forth is a story about a man who murders several people because of a woman. This one isn't really funny at all and is actually pretty depressing when you really get right down to it.

The fifth story has Clint Eastwood in it as the uninteresting husband of a woman who escapes into an imaginary world where she gets sweet revenge on him for being so boring.

My favorite story is the third, simply because it is so strange and unlike anything that it must be seen to be believed. Overall, i enjoyed it and found it to be very entertaining and interesting. It's creepy and weird if you aren't prepared. Check it out.

contains adult content and some violence.


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