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A Place for Lovers (1968)
"Amanti" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  22 August 1969 (USA)
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Julia, a divorced American fashion designer, is dying of a tragic, incurable disease. With only ten days to live, she spends her time vacationing in an Italian villa and watching television... See full summary »

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Julia, a divorced American fashion designer, is dying of a tragic, incurable disease. With only ten days to live, she spends her time vacationing in an Italian villa and watching television. She spots a TV interview with an Italian engineer Valerio, who designs plastic air bags to protect passengers in automobile collisions. She recognizes his face as having met him before at the airport and calls him up to invite him over to her villa where they decide to spend the next several days together, making love. Julia's friend Maggie reappears and reveals that Julia is actually an escapee from the hospital where she was being treated for her disease. Maggie urges Julia to return to the hospital where she can die a painless death. Julia ignores her and returns to the villa and the arms of her lover. Maggie then telephones Valerio and tells him about Julia's condition. Valerio is willing to stay for the duration but Julia is so upset by the fact that her lover knows her secret that she runs ... Written by alfiehitchie

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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Quotes

Julia: I see you like experiments. How would you like to experiment by staying with me for two days?
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Edited into Marcello, una vita dolce (2006) See more »

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A Place For Lovers
Music by Manuel De Sica
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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Well, at least the furniture's nice...
7 October 1998 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

One of the biggest disasters ever to be perpetrated by a major film-maker, Vittorio de Sica's "Amanti" ("A Place for Lovers") is a wheezy romance involving Faye Dunaway -- as an ultra-glam fashion designer -- and Marcello Mastroianni -- as a married man who has an affair with Faye, not realizing that she's dying from one of those mysterious Hollywood Starlet terminal diseases. The production design is fabulous, but the acting and the script are not to be believed.


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