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City of Women (1980)
"La città delle donne" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  8 April 1981 (USA)
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A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anna Prucnal ...
Elena
Bernice Stegers ...
Woman on train
Jole Silvani ...
Motorcyclist (as Iole Silvani)
Donatella Damiani ...
Donatella (Woman on roller skates)
Ettore Manni ...
Dr. Xavier Katzone
Fiammetta Baralla ...
Onlio
Hélène Calzarelli ...
Feminist (as Hélène G. Calzarelli)
Catherine Carrel ...
Commandant
Marcello Di Falco ...
Slave
Silvana Fusacchia ...
Skater
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Fishwoman of San Leo
Dominique Labourier ...
Stéphane Emilfork ...
Sylvie Matton ...
Feminist (as Sylvie Mayer)
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Storyline

Marcello is in the compartment of an Italian train, facing forward when the mineral water of the woman seated across from him starts to fall toward him. He catches the bottle and makes eye contact and follows her when she leaves the compartment. For a few moments she finds him attractive too. Then suddenly she gets off the train and starts walking through a field. Marcello follows her, loses her, finds himself in a large hotel surrounded by women. A feminist conference is taking place and he tries to escape. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Prior to Marcello Mastroianni, the role of Snàporaz was offered to Dustin Hoffman. He declined after he couldn't convince Federico Fellini to shoot the movie in direct sound rather than dubbing it afterwards. Hoffman feared dubbing himself would compromise his performance. See more »

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An underrated Fellini Masterpiece
26 April 2001 | by (Northridge, Ca) – See all my reviews

Beginning with 8 1/2, Fellini's films become deliriously dream-like, and this one more so than most to the point that one almost wishes it had been titled "Marcello in Wonderland." It's a film that presents every possible male fear of women--with dazzling visuals through out. Bravo Maestro!


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