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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Il capitano Fausto Consolo
Alessandro Momo ...
Giovanni Bertazzi, aka Ciccio
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Sara
Moira Orfei ...
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 ...
Raffaele
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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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20 December 1974 (Italy)  »

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Scent of a Woman  »

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Alessandro Momo (Giovanni Bertazzi, aka Ciccio) died on 20 November 1974 (shortly after the shooting of the movie was completed) in Rome, Italy (motorcycle accident) not far from the filming locations. 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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Remade as Scent of a Woman (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Che vuole questa musica stasera
Music by Gaetano Amendola
Lyrics by Gaetano Amendola and Roberto Murolo
Performed by Peppino Gagliardi
Edizioni CAM
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Masterpiece of the Italian cinema
20 September 2005 | by (France) – See all my reviews

"Profumo di donna" is a great movie, it makes you laugh and cry, and touches your heart very deeply, and it makes you think. It was made in 1974 by Dino Risi, a great Italian director. It is probably one of his best movies. All the actors are excellent and very talented. Everything is good in the movie : beautiful music, great screenplay, cinematography, it was shot on location on nice Italian cities, etc... Plot summary : Vittorio Gassman (Fausto) plays a man who was a top military officer before an accident left him blind. The movie tells the story of the trip he does from Turino to Napoli via Genova and Rome, with a young boy (Alessandro Momo) who helps him on the trip (helping Fausto is a job the boy has to do as part of his military service). In the movie, we also see what happens when they arrive in Napoli, and what was the goal of the trip, and we see the beautiful girl (Agostina Belli) who loves Fausto. "Profumo di donna" won numerous awards in several countries and was nominated at the Academy Awards for "Best Foreign Picture". If you don't know this movie, you definitely should rent it or even buy it on DVD.


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