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La pelle (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 25 November 1981 (Italy)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Curzio Malaparte
Jimmy Wren
Alexandra King ...
Deborah Wyatt
Carlo Giuffrè ...
Eduardo Mazzullo
Yann Babilée ...
Jeanne Valérie ...
Principessa a Capri
Liliana Tari ...
Maria Concetta
Peppe Barra ...
Sarto (as Giuseppe Barra)
Amica di Anna
Rosaria della Femmina ...
Amante di Jimmy (as Maria Rosaria Della Femmina)
Gen Guillaume
Principessa Consuelo Caracciolo
Gen. Mark Clark
Gianni Abbate
Anna Maria Ackermann


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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La Pelle
written by Roberto de Simone
sung by Maria Kelly
recorded on "La Gatta Cenerentola"
published by La voce del padrone; EMI Italiana
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La Pelle is art, not propaganda
21 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I'd like to say that all these comments against this movie are inaccurate. La Pelle is a great movie. Hollywood would never make a movie like this. This movie has nothing to do with `Pearl Harbor'. La Pelle is a work of art, this is not another US war propaganda designed for a public brain wash. This movie is realistic, funny and sad at the same time. The story is very cleaver, intelligent. Perhaps, Americans don't like it because this movie depicts the US army involved in prostitution and in a certain disregard for the Italian people. Anyway, it's the best war movie I've ever watched in my life. There is no lies like in `Rambo', there is no hate like in `Platoon' (in which is good movie too). I recommend , I would say that it's excellent.

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