Wealthy businessman Domenico and penniless prostitute Filumena share a large part of their lives in post-WWII Italy.Wealthy businessman Domenico and penniless prostitute Filumena share a large part of their lives in post-WWII Italy.Wealthy businessman Domenico and penniless prostitute Filumena share a large part of their lives in post-WWII Italy.
Seen on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater only in 1969
After anthologies "Boccaccio 70" and "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," director Vittorio De Sica returns to a single story format with his favorite actress Sophia Loren, joined yet again by Marcello Mastroianni, evoking memories of her Oscar-winning turn in "Two Women" as Filumena, devoted companion to Mastroianni's wealthy Domenico, who discovered her as a frightened 17 year old in a bordello during a wartime bomb raid, putting her to work as a domestic in his mother's home rather than waste his position in society on a woman below his station. 20 years pass and she now lies on her deathbed, requesting the presence of a priest who promptly joins the two in marriage (just as he's prepared to wed a girl half his age), Domenico stunned to see Filumena up in no time and fighting fit, and more determined than ever to emerge the victor in this battle of the sexes, not so much for herself but for the three sons she has secretly cared for over the years. There are amusing moments to be sure but it's by heart a serious drama in which Sophia effortlessly ages from bubbly coquette to middle aged dowager over 100 minutes yet still meets her perfect match in Marcello Mastroianni, who has no business being so likable when he's essentially portraying a cad.
- Apr 26, 2020
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