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Jealousy, Italian Style (1970)
"Dramma della gelosia (tutti i particolari in cronaca)" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  30 April 1970 (Italy)
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A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies. Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Oreste
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Adelaide
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Nello
Manuel Zarzo ...
Ugo (as Manolo Zarzo)
Marisa Merlini ...
Silvana
Hércules Cortés ...
Ambleto di Meo
Fernando Sánchez Polack ...
District Head of Communist Party (as Fernando Sanches Polak)
Gioia Desideri ...
Adelaide's Friend
Juan Diego ...
Antonia's Son
Bruno Scipioni ...
Pizza maker
Josefina Serratosa ...
Antonia
Giuseppe Maffioli ...
Lawyer
Paola Natale ...
Flower Seller
Brizio Montinaro ...
Restaurant Night Guard
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Corrado Gaipa ...
President of tribunal
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A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies. Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist rallies, and enjoy the filthy beach of Ostia. Will the hostile environment leave a way to jealousy? Written by Vincent Merlaud <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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The story of a woman who was completely faithful...to two men

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Pizza with everything.
17 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Italian comedies ever made. Known both as A DRAMA OF JEALOUSY and THE PIZZA TRIANGLE, it is an engrossing farce about a love triangle in modern Rome. Bricklayer Marcello Mastroianni meets flower-seller Monica Vitti at a political demonstration. He decides to ditch his fat, older wife for her. All goes well until a pizza, in the shape of a heart, arrives. It is sent to the girl by a young pizza-chef, played by Giancarlo Giannini. The pizza man becomes Vitti's lover, and poor Marcello goes mad with jealousy and attempts suicide, as do each of the other two at some point in this hysterical soap opera. The three lead performers, among the best that the Italian cinema has ever had to offer, are magnificent, as is the direction and comic timing by Ettore Scola, whose DOWN AND DIRTY this would make an appropriate companion-piece to. One could call this movie "commedia all'italiana" with peppers, mushrooms, and cheese.


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