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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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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 »

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Drama | Romance

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In the opening segment, Carlo Lizzani's "Paid Love", patrons are seen leaving a cinema showing The Lady Without Camelias (1953). This was Michelangelo Antonioni's previous film; Antonioni of course is also one of the contributors to Love in the City (1953). See more »

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Referenced in F for Fake (1973) See more »

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What Those New Wave Italians Did Right
18 December 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

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.

The anthology film is hard to do, especially with a multitude of directors, each with their own style. But it seems to be something the Italians did well, which makes great sense in retrospect. Though they could not have predicted DVD in 1953, they might have known that a bigger name (Fellini) would draw audiences and expose them to others.

Is this New Wave, or is it neo-realist? I feel like it's on the cusp. Being post-war and using many real people as actors, it tends to have that realist quality. But, there are enough quirks (such as the cartoon soundtrack of the final chapter) to make it a big more New Wave. I don't know.


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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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Faro Film See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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