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L'onorevole Angelina (1947)

A rowdy woman is so forceful that she outdoes her husband in a loud cry against speculators who refuse poor people entrance to a block of new apartments, built after WW2. Without noticing ... See full summary »

Director:

Luigi Zampa

Writers:

Piero Tellini (story), Suso Cecchi D'Amico (story) (as Suso D'Amico) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Magnani ... Angelina Bianchi
Nando Bruno Nando Bruno ... Pasquale Bianchi
Ave Ninchi Ave Ninchi ... Carmela
Ernesto Almirante Ernesto Almirante ... Luigi
Agnese Dubbini Agnese Dubbini ... Cesira
Armando Migliari Armando Migliari ... Callisto Garrone
Maria Donati Maria Donati ... La signora Garrone
Maria Grazia Francia Maria Grazia Francia ... Annetta Bianchi
Vittorio Mottini Vittorio Mottini ... Roberto
Franco Zeffirelli ... Filippo Garrone
Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... Libero Bianchi (as Gianni Glori)
Ughetto Bertucci Ughetto Bertucci ... Benedetto Zampaglione (as Ugo Bertucci)
Anita Angius Anita Angius ... Adriana Bianchi
Aristide Baghetti Aristide Baghetti
Gino Cavalieri Gino Cavalieri
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A rowdy woman is so forceful that she outdoes her husband in a loud cry against speculators who refuse poor people entrance to a block of new apartments, built after WW2. Without noticing it, she starts a people's movement, and leads a march to the capital. She returns to her village a winner, an honourable MP. Yet, she is still the same simple, fiery woman, able to get in a hair-pulling brawl with the local barmaid for the affection of her man. Written by Artemis-9

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Directed by Luigi Zampa, who made "To Live in Peace" - N.Y. Film Critics Prize 1947 See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 November 1947 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Angelina See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lux Film,Ora Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Anna Magnani as a rebel with a cause
12 October 2007 | by primodanieleloriSee all my reviews

A stunning surprise. Luigi Zampa, the director, is not one of the names you usually hear when "the best Italian cinema" is discussed and yet, look at this movie. From the opening sequence in which Angelina and her husband spend a sleepless night trying to find a way to feed their children, the film grabs you with a truth that's part neo-realistic part pure poetry. Anna Magnani is sensational, allowing her character to wear all those elements that made Magnani famous - feisty, truthful and strong - with a soft, loving side that makes the character one of the most endearing of her illustrious career. As a trivia note, the young romantic lead is played by Franco Zeffirelli.How strange that now, 60 years later, nobody in Italy could make a film with the artistry and the humanity of this one. Framed by a poet told by someone who truly understood the language of cinema. Shame on me, a Roman from Rome who hadn't seen this film. I bet we're legions. I urge you, rent it, buy it, watch it.


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