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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 ... Peppino Califano
Lando Buzzanca ... Antonio Ascalone
Lola Braccini ... Amalia Califano
Leopoldo Trieste ... Il barone Rizieri Zappalà
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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It's All About What Happens After What Should Never Happen Happens! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to the law of the "Matrimonio riparatore" mentioned in the movie, the crimes of kidnapping and rape were automatically cancelled if the perpetrator married the victim. This was abrogated in Italy in 1981. See more »

Quotes

Francesca Ascalone: You have to make an effort. Look at your sisters. Look how nice and fat Matilde is. You're spindly as a spider.
Agnese Ascalone: That's just how I am!
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Guarda come dondolo
Written by Carlo Rossi & Edoardo Vianello
Performed by Edoardo Vianello
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Family and Honor
16 June 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Fifteen-year-old Stefania Sandrelli is seduced by her sister's fiance, and all hell breaks loose..... for her.

Pietro Germi's satire of Sicilian sex , mores and family honor, like his better remembered DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE is one that will make people gape at its view of a hypocritical society, and people who are so much a part of it, that they don't notice the irony. Saro Urzì gives a performance beautifully balanced between bewildered tragedy and blustering comedy. Everyone except Sandrelli is reduced to a stooge as he wanders are, shouting, pleading and bribing.

For some reason, this movie did not do well in southern Italy. The law that permitted seducers and kidnappers to escape prison by marrying their victims was abolished in 1981.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 July 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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