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La pelle (1981)

After the Allies liberate Naples in 1943, the life for the locals is not much easier, especially for women. Many sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive.

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Jimmy Wren
Alexandra King ...
Deborah Wyatt
Carlo Giuffrè ...
Eduardo Mazzullo
Yann Babilée ...
Jean-Louis
Jeanne Valérie ...
Principessa a Capri
Liliana Tari ...
Maria Concetta
Peppe Barra ...
Sarto (as Giuseppe Barra)
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Amica di Anna
Rosaria della Femmina ...
Amante di Jimmy (as Maria Rosaria Della Femmina)
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Gen Guillaume
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Principessa Consuelo Caracciolo
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Gen. Mark Clark
Gianni Abbate
Anna Maria Ackermann
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After the Allies liberate Naples in 1943, the life for the locals is not much easier, especially for women. Many sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive.

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Italian censorship visa # 76985 delivered on 23-9-1981. See more »

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References The Sky's the Limit (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesce Sole
sung by Antonella D'Agostino
recorded on "La Gatta Cenerentola"
published by La voce del padrone; EMI Italiana
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Not the best WWII film...
10 July 2007 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie but I am a bit biased since I had a bit part in it. I was in the US Army and serving in Naples when Cavani came looking for extras.

The books is pretty good, so if you read that you will appreciate the movie even less because quite frankly, although it tries to follow parts of the book, it doesn't do a good job. I agree with another writer who said that it was pretty disjointed. I felt that. It seemed to jump from one scene to another and often there was no order to them. Also, I don't remember Alexandra King's part in the book - a US pilot with a US senator husband. That was pretty ridiculous! The best thing about the movie, I feel, was the soundtrack.

By all means see the movie if you have a couple of hours (or whatever the running time is) to kill or if, like me, you were an extra.

(PS - if anybody can find a copy of the movie for me in English please contact me. Thanks!)


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