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City of Women (1980)

La città delle donne (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | 8 April 1981 (USA)
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
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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 ...
Feminist
Stéphane Emilfork ...
Feminist
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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8 April 1981 (USA)  »

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City of Women  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,244 (USA) (19 February 2016)

Gross:

$6,244 (USA) (19 February 2016)
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 74981 delivered on 27-3-1980. See more »

Quotes

Old Lady: "A house without a woman", they say in my parts, "is like the Sea without a Siren". Don't you agree with me?
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Connections

Referenced in 8 ½ Women (1999) See more »

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The Visitors
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Composed by Gino Soccio
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Disagree with other posters -- Outstanding Movie
19 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

By the time this movie was made Women's issues were alive in the media of all industrialized nations ... This movie was meant to shock and shock it does. Its not crass ... it is very cerebral and highbrow. The character is lost in a sea of femme weapons. This movie actually depicts well the confusion and men and women in a new age. The movie is full of enticement followed by letdown and weirdness ... as is our daily lives in this new age. Have you ever heard that all a man thinks about is sex ... well this movie takes it to extremes. Its funny, scary, enticing, crazy, dreamy, wild, intellectual, modern. I think one of best of Frederico. He got better with age. The movie characters are all over the edge, too much, too weird ... its all for a point.


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