The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the meeting between Mussolini and Hitler in Rome. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her mysterious neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loren and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.
A special film about two special people.
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Did You Know?
This was Italy's official submission to the 50th Academy Awards as Best Foreign Language Film. See more
In one scene, Antonietta is humming the song "Mamma" by Benjamino Gigli, but that wasn't released until two years later, in 1940. See more
So why aren't you laughing? You should have everything you want? A home, a husband, six children. Why aren't you laughing?