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La pelle (1981)

 -  Drama | War  -  25 November 1981 (Italy)
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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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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)
Cristina Donadio ...
Amica di Anna
Rosaria della Femmina ...
Amante di Jimmy (as Maria Rosaria Della Femmina)
Jacques Sernas ...
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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Aimed at shocking the public
26 October 1999 | by (Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

This movie, which is situated in Italy in 1944, when the Nazis were being driven out by the American army, drew a lot of attention in Italy when it came out in 1980. I watched it in an Italian cinema the year after its release and did not like it.

In my opinion, under the pretext of realism, the director tried to attract a large audience by producing a movie wíth a maximum of shocking scenes, hoping that it would lead to a lot of discussion and, thereby, publicity (in which she certainly succeeded). The movie perspires, however, such a negative atmosphere, that even the presence of such famous actors like Marcello Mastroiani and Claudia Cardinale cannot save it.

That a war movie presents some shocking scenes is quite natural. But in La Pelle » they are not balanced by any scenes perspiring humanity and positive sentiments. That a movie about the same violent period can be an enjoyment to watch is shown, for example, by the brothers Taviani in « La Notte di San Lorenzo », a film that I can warmly recommend. I would not recommend « La Pelle » to anyone.


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