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That Splendid November (1969)
"Un bellissimo novembre" (original title)

GP  -  Drama  -  5 April 1969 (Italy)
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The erotic exploits of a large Sicilian family in which the father lectures about morality and self-control, but pursues lovemaking with reckless abandon.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cettina
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Biagio
André Lawrence ...
Sasà
Paolo Turco ...
Nino
Danielle Godet ...
Elisa
Margarita Lozano ...
Amalia
Isabella Savona ...
Giulietta
Jean Maucorps ...
Mimi
Corrado Gaipa ...
Uncle Alfio
María Rosa Amato ...
Juzza
Vanni Castellani ...
Turiddu
Giuseppe Naso ...
Uncle Nicola
Ettore Ribotta ...
Concetto
Grazia Di Marzà ...
Assunta
Ileana Rigano ...
Rosaria
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The erotic exploits of a large Sicilian family in which the father lectures about morality and self-control, but pursues lovemaking with reckless abandon.

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5 April 1969 (Italy)  »

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Aquele Novembro Maravilhoso  »

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According to the practice in Italian cinema at the time, most actors (including the Italian ones) are dubbed. A curiosity: The celebrated Italian voice-dubber Rita Savagnone is lending her voice to two actresses (Gina Lollobrigida and Danielle Godet), which is quite unusual as they have scenes together. The result is that the spectator has the impression it is a monologue. Same thing for Pino Colizzi who is also dubbing two actors. See more »

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Written by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Fausto Gigliano
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Thank you, auntie.
28 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sicily. Nino has a mom who has sexual relations with other men. Papa doesn't seem to mind. We have a very liberated bourgeois family here, especially for Sicily. Nino falls in love with his beautiful aunt Cettina. This is rendered plausible since the aunt is played by Gina Lollobrigida. There is a tempestuous love scene between nephew and auntie. But the lad is driven to raging jealousy when, surprise, he realizes that she sleeps with other guys as well, and in a frenzy beats her up for not being true to him. Silly kid. He succumbs to family expectations and marries a sweetheart of his own age, but will never stop loving his dear aunt. That's basically all you get in this watered-down version of Ercole Patti's novel. The movie was directed with some verve by Mauro Bolognini, who is very skilled with evoking periods and locales in films like LA GRANDE BOURGEOISE, LA VIACCIA, THE INHERITANCE, and SENILITA'. But this film lives all on the surface and lacks any conviction or depth. There are hints galore here of the aunt/nephew relationship in Bertolucci's youthful masterpiece BEFORE THE REVOLUTION, without that film's dimension of youthful political idealism. Superficially they share similar elements: torrid sex, operatic passions, opera house scenes, criticism of bourgeois values, wedding finales. The music by Ennio Morricone is occasionally very odd, with its boings and twangs more suitable to a spaghetti western than to this kind of 'family' drama.


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