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The bridge facing Adriana's apartment building is Ponte Testaccio where Pier Paolo Pasolini's Accattone! (1961) fatal motorbike accident scene was shot (corner of Ponte Testaccio and Lungotevere Portuense). See more »
Director Antonio Pietrangeli handles traditionally lurid & tragic subject matter in a curiously detatched and episodic fashion devoid of the incisive elegance brought by Fellini to superficially similar content in 'La Dolce Vita'; although his excessive use of zooms and pans does rather tend to undermine cameraman Armando Nannuzzi's otherwise attractive visuals and vivid use of Rome locations.
A remarkable number of familiar faces (often considerably younger than we are used to seeing them) flit in and out of the action to uncertain purpose, and much of the film seems a pretext for various splashy party sequences in which desperation habitually seethes just below the surface; paving the way for a drama queen exit for heroine Stefania Sandrelli she scarcely seems to merit.
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