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Seduced and Abandoned (1964)

Sedotta e abbandonata (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 July 1964 (USA)
A desperate Sicilian man, whose 15 year old daughter was seduced and impregnated by his older daughter's fiancé, tries to find a way to save the family's honor.

Director:

Pietro Germi

Writers:

Pietro Germi (story), Luciano Vincenzoni (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefania Sandrelli ... Agnese Ascalone
Saro Urzì ... Don Vincenzo Ascalone
Aldo Puglisi Aldo Puglisi ... Peppino Califano
Lando Buzzanca ... Antonio Ascalone
Lola Braccini Lola Braccini ... Amalia Califano
Leopoldo Trieste ... Il barone Rizieri Zappalà
Umberto Spadaro Umberto Spadaro ... L'avvocato Ascalone
Paola Biggio Paola Biggio ... Matilde Ascalone
Rocco D'Assunta Rocco D'Assunta ... Orlando Califano
Oreste Palella Oreste Palella ... Il maresciallo Polenza
Lina Lagalla Lina Lagalla ... Francesca Ascalone (as Lina La Galla)
Gustavo D'Arpe Gustavo D'Arpe ... L'avvocato Ciarpetta
Rosetta Urzì Rosetta Urzì ... Consolata - la serva
Roberta Narbonne Roberta Narbonne ... Rosaura Ascalone
Vincenzo Licata Vincenzo Licata ... Pasquale Profumo - l'impresario di pompe funebri
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Storyline

Agnese, a 15-year-old Sicilian girl is seduced and impregnated by Peppino, her sister Matilde's fiancé. Soon Vincenzo, Agnese's father, discovers everything. He wants to force Peppino to marry the dishonored Agnese, but Peppino runs away and Vincenzo sends his son Antonio to kill him. At this point, Agnese goes to the police to try to stop events. They're all taken to court. But events can't be stopped, there's still time for a fake kidnapping. A happy end is still possible. Written by 1felco

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 July 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seduced and Abandoned See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #350. See more »

Quotes

Il maresciallo Polenza: [looks at a map of Italy, then covers Sicily with his hands] Better! Much better!
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Guarda come dondolo
Written by Carlo Rossi & Edoardo Vianello
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Honor and Family, Sicilian Style
4 November 2007 | by rabrennerSee all my reviews

A beautiful sixteen year old girl is seduced by her older sister's fiancée, a conniving would-be bureaucrat. How far will the tradition-bound paterfamilias go to restore the family's lost honor? Well, if you're writer/director Pietro Germi, the answer is pretty darn far—including perjury, kidnapping, murder, and bribing an eccentric baron with a new set of false teeth. Rarely has male hypocrisy and sexual double standards been so thoroughly lampooned. The film walks a fine line between comedy and tragedy, as the more and more traumatized sixteen year old girl is passed back and forth like damaged goods. Shot in beautiful black and white, on location. If you liked MAFIOSO, last year's great Italian rediscovery, you'll like this.


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