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Scent of a Woman (1974)

Profumo di donna (original title)
An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Il capitano Fausto Consolo
Alessandro Momo ...
Giovanni Bertazzi, aka Ciccio
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Sara
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Mirka
Franco Ricci ...
Tenente Giacomino
Elena Veronese ...
Michelina
Lorenzo Piani
Stefania Spugnini ...
Candida
Torindo Bernardi ...
Vincenzo
Marisa Volonnino ...
Ines
Carla Mancini ...
Nun
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Vittorio
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Sergio Di Pinto ...
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An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every situation, nicknames the youth Ciccio ("Babyfat"), and spends the next few days ordering him about and generally behaving badly in public. In Rome, Fausto summons a priest to ask for his blessing; in Naples, where Fausto joins a blind lieutenant for drinking and revelry, the two soldiers talk quietly and seriously about "going through with it." Also in Naples is Sara, in love with Fausto, but treated cruelly by him. What do the blind soldiers plan? Can Sara soften Fausto's hardened heart? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Scent of a Woman  »

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Trivia

An adaptation of Giovanni Arpino's novel "Il buio e il miele" ("Darkness and honey"). See more »

Quotes

Il capitano Fausto Consolo: You know what I am?
Giovanni Bertazzi, aka Ciccio: No.
Il capitano Fausto Consolo: The eleven of spades.
Giovanni Bertazzi, aka Ciccio: It doesn't exist.
Il capitano Fausto Consolo: That's the point. A card that's not in the pack. Good for no game.
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Connections

Referenced in Giornata nera (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

La bambola rosa
Written by Nicola Salerno (as Nisa), P.G. Redi (as Redi)
Edizioni LEONARDI
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A great Masterpiece
29 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Only 2 User comments available at the time I decided to write this one and both of them negative. Both of them Typical American reaction to a European movie. A big misunderstanding. Yes, the Remake with Pacino is a good movie and nothing else. The original one, "Profumo di Donna" is a great masterpiece, and it makes a big difference. My piece of advice : do not try to watch "Profumo di Donna" with a Hollywood eye.


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