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Love in the City (1953)

L'amore in città (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 November 1953 (Italy)
Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

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Aldo Buzzi (segment), Luigi Chiarini (segment) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Josa Rita Josa ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Rosanna Carta Rosanna Carta ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Enrico Pelliccia Enrico Pelliccia ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Donatella Marrosu Donatella Marrosu ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Paolo Pacetti Paolo Pacetti ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Nella Bertuccioni Nella Bertuccioni ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Lilia Nardi Lilia Nardi ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Lena Rossi Lena Rossi ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Maria Nobili Maria Nobili ... (segment "Tentato suicidio")
Antonio Cifariello ... Giornalista (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Livia Venturini Livia Venturini ... (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Maresa Gallo Maresa Gallo ... (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Angela Pierro Angela Pierro ... (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Rita Andreana Rita Andreana ... (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
Lia Natali Lia Natali ... (segment "Agenzia matrimoniale, Un'")
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Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.

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A daring new film experience... Made without fear...without taboos! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 November 1953 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Love in the City See more »

Filming Locations:

Baretto, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Faro Film See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At 27 minutes, 'Cesare Zavattini' and 'Umberto Maselli''s fifth segment, "Story of Caterina", is the longest while Carlo Lizzani's opener "Paid Love" is the shortest at 11 minutes. Running times of the remaining segments are 22 minutes for Michelangelo Antonioni's "Attempted Suicide", 12 minutes for Dino Risi's "Paradise for Three Hours", 16 minutes for Federico Fellini's "Marriage Agency" and 14 minutes for Alberto Lattuada's "Italians Stare". See more »

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Referenced in F for Fake (1973) See more »

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Six short stories about different types of Love in Rome.
12 September 1999 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

Antonioni goes deep and examines suicide caused by heartbreak. Fellini verges on his strange world. Risi lampoons the dance halls. Zavattini goes neo-realism with the love of a mother to her child. Lattuada deals with lust and perversion with bouncing breasts, swinging hips and eyes popping out of their sockets. Fellini is the most interesting one.


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