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Seven Beauties (1975)
"Pasqualino Settebellezze" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | War  -  21 January 1976 (USA)
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Pasqualino, an Italian everyman, deserts the army during World War II. Germans capture him and send him to a prison camp, where he does just about anything to survive. In lengthy flashbacks... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pasqualino Frafuso aka Settebellezze
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Pedro the Anarchist Prisoner
Shirley Stoler ...
The Prison Camp Commandant
Elena Fiore ...
Concettina, a Sister
Piero Di Iorio ...
Francesco - Pasqualino's comrade
Enzo Vitale ...
Don Raffaele
Roberto Herlitzka ...
Socialist
Lucio Amelio ...
Lawyer
Ermelinda De Felice ...
Pasqualino's Mother
Bianca D'Origlia ...
The Psychiatrist
Francesca Marciano ...
Carolina (as Francesca Marciani)
Mario Conti ...
Totonno '18 Carati' - Concettina's pimp
Barbara Valmorin ...
The Prison Camp Commandant's Secretary
Emilio Salvatori
Aristide Caporale ...
Madman (as Aristide Caporali)
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Pasqualino, an Italian everyman, deserts the army during World War II. Germans capture him and send him to a prison camp, where he does just about anything to survive. In lengthy flashbacks, we see him and his family of seven unattractive sisters (the seven beauties), his accidental murder of one sister's lover, his confession and imprisonment, his calculated switch to an asylum, his rape of a patient, and his volunteering to be a soldier to escape confinement. To the chagrin of his obese German captor, his weak and cowardly character enables him to survive the war and return to Naples where he has a plan to survive the next world catastrophe. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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With this film, Lina Wertmüller became the first woman ever nominated for an Academy Award as Best Director. See more »

Quotes

Pasqualino Frafuso: You'll never take Pasqualino Seven-Beauties! Never will you be able to take him alive!
Policeman: [seizing him] Stop bragging.
Pasqualino Frafuso: So I'm wrong.
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One for the ages.
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I would challenge any serious film lover to view this movie and not have a very strong opinion of it. My own opinion is that it's one of the best films ever made, period. The story is harrowing, the score is so haunting you'll never forget it, and you'll think about scenes from it years later. Once you viewed it, most other domestic stuff won't even make it into the ballpark with it, much less compare with it. It's a masterpiece, plain and simple. This is real film making.


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