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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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Naples shorn of its rags
10 April 2000 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Only one comment... and negative. The movie was not a great one but one has to remember it is based on the novel of Malaparte who liked to shock in his tales of the second world war (most of them true !) and who observed the advance of Allied Armies from his villa on the cliffs of Capri (nice view !). Liliana Cavani in her turn has some kind of fascination for the bizarre sides of life...remember Night Porter (Portier de Nuit).

1944 was a time when Naples had nothing else but her skin to sell in order to survive... the allied troops (US, French,...) where a bonanza for many... they behaved like a mammoth in a China shop... but who blames them, the agenda was to win the war !

La Pelle is interesting and quite harrowing, not a modern Holywood style more like New York cinema... and altogether a sensible testimony.


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