7.4/10
79
1 user 3 critic

La parmigiana (1963)

Dora, driven away from her town by malicious gossip following her first love affair, has a series of short-lived adventures until she falls in love with Nino, a small time crook. In Parma, a police officer courts her but she keeps thinking of Nino and makes up her mind to join him. But he has found a new lover.

Writers:

(novel), | 4 more credits »
Reviews
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Visit (1963)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A story that focuses on 24 hours in the life of Pina (Sandra Milo) a 36 year old woman who lives in the country, and her male visitor Adolfo from Rome, who answered a lovely heart's column ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Sandra Milo, François Périer, Mario Adorf
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Simone Signoret, Marcello Mastroianni, Sandra Milo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Andrea Artust begins to have doubts about the loyalty of his beautiful wife . When doubt becomes an obsession , his behavior becomes completely crazy , stalking her relentlessly.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Ugo Tognazzi, Bernard Blier
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Several ghosts in an ancient palazzo in Rome join together to save their home from destruction. Mastrianni plays several parts and is hilarious. The other actors are great too.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Belinda Lee, Sandra Milo
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Philippe Leroy, Horst Buchholz, Danièle Gaubert
Nata di marzo (1958)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Stars: Jacqueline Sassard, Gabriele Ferzetti, Mario Valdemarin
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini
Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Lilla Brignone
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jealous piano teacher Orville Spooner sends his beautiful wife, Zelda, away for the night while he tries to sell a song to famous nightclub singer Dino, who is stranded in town.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston
Accattone (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiraling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Ely Galleani
Guendalina (1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Alberto Lattuada
Stars: Jacqueline Sassard, Raf Mattioli, Sylva Koscina
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Nino Meciotti
...
Dora
Didi Perego ...
Amneris - wife of Scipio
...
Michele Pantanò
Vanni De Maigret ...
Giacomo Donzelli
Umberto D'Orsi ...
Ing. Masselli
Rosalia Maggio ...
Iris
Ugo Fangareggi ...
Priamo
Nando Angelini ...
(credit only)
...
Scipio Pagliughi
Edit

Storyline

Dora, driven away from her town by malicious gossip following her first love affair, has a series of short-lived adventures until she falls in love with Nino, a small time crook. In Parma, a police officer courts her but she keeps thinking of Nino and makes up her mind to join him. But he has found a new lover.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

criminal | cop | based on novel | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 1964 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Das Mädchen aus Parma  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Different takes are used in the final scene. Her complexion appears flawless inside the deli but has noticeable breakout bumps in the closeup shot when she reapplies her makeup outside. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Girl on the Go
27 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Catherine Spaak's status as a kind of "It" girl of the Sixties has rather mystified me. In the few movies in which I'd seen her (La Noia, The Libertine, Hotel, Il Sorpasso), she struck me as a rather conventional sexpot, not particularly beautiful, and usually playing a blank and sullen girl who played, unemotionally, with men's feelings. In "La Parmigiana", she plays a similar type of woman, but with a wide range of expressions and feelings that constitute, for me, a delightful surprise and her best screen performance.

Dora, a stylish young woman, arrives unexpectedly in Parma to stay with an "aunt" (actually, a friend of her late mother). Director Pietrangeli then skillfully unfolds the story of how she reached this point in her life. Gliding the camera to the right, to focus on a dark area of space, then continuing the movement into a flashback, is the continual brilliant structure of the film. Though the aunt thinks of Dora as an innocent girl, the viewer learns that she has progressed through life by relying on her charms with a succession of men. The scenario brings to mind Pietrangeli's recently revived - and darkly pessimistic - "Io La Conoscevo Bene", in which Stefania Sandrelli plays a dim-witted country girl striving for a career in the movies. In "La Parmigiana", Spaak's character Dora lives by her wits, and leaves us confident of her resilience.

Excellent supporting performances by Didi Perego as the loquacious Aunt Amneris, Salvo Randone as her seemingly hen-pecked musician husband, roused from torpor by the presence of Dora, Lando Buzzanca as a hapless suitor, and Nino Manfredi as an ambitious would-be ad man, frustrated at his inability to catch the wave of "il Boom", round out a thoroughly engaging satiric comedy. It's a shame that this is not as well known as those other superb entertainments from Italy in the Sixties.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?