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Wifemistress (1977)

Mogliamante (original title)
Since her husband pronounced her frigid on her wedding night, Antonia DeAngelis has been an invalid. When he disappears, she believes him dead: she leaves her bed and takes over his ... See full summary »

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Antonia De Angelis
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Luigi De Angelis
Leonard Mann ...
Dr. Dario Favella
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Count Brandini
Gastone Moschin ...
Vincenzo
Olga Karlatos ...
Dr. Paola Pagano
Stefano Patrizi ...
Enrico, Clara's fiancé
Luigi Diberti ...
Lawyer
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Priest
Daniele Gabbai ...
Young official
Hélène Chanel ...
Landlady (as Helen Stoliaroff)
Paul Muller ...
Hotel concierge
Attilio Dottesio
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Head Doctor
Elsa Vazzoler ...
Teresa, the maid
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Since her husband pronounced her frigid on her wedding night, Antonia DeAngelis has been an invalid. When he disappears, she believes him dead: she leaves her bed and takes over his business, traveling to see clients. She discovers her husband's passions, his political writing, mistresses, and his indifference to the peasants on her family's land. She improves their lot, begins an affair with a young foreign doctor, and publishes her husband's writings. All this time, he's hiding from a murder charge in a house across the square. Amazed, he watches her become his sexual and social equal. After the police drop the murder charge, will he disappear, end his life, or rejoin her on new terms? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Looked for it for years
27 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I saw this movie when it was first released in the US, and we loved it. Through the years, however, we forgot the title and the actors' names. When we later discussed the movie and wanted to own it, we couldn't find it! It took us a long time to figure out who was in the movie and then, consequently, the title. It's such a memorable film, and the depictions of the changing emotions of the actors are priceless. The unfolding of the woman back to a normal life is marvelous to behold, as is the utter frustration of her husband, watching her bloom from across the street. I highly recommend Wifemistress. And I agree: when is this film going to come out on DVD?????????????????


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