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The Witches (1967)

Le streghe (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 March 1969 (USA)
Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gloria (segment "Strega Bruciata viva, La") / Lady in a hurry (segment "Senso civico") / Assurdina Caì (segment "Terra vista dalla luna, La") / Nunzia (segment "Siciliana, La") / Giovanna (segment "Sera come le altre, Una")
... Valeria (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
... Paolo (Segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
... Sportsman (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
... Young Girl Friend (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Elsa Albani ... Gossip (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
... Ex-actress (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
... Waitress (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Nora Ricci ... Gloria's secretary (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
... Dino, the waiter (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
... Hotel Page (segment "La Strega Bruciata Viva") (as Helmut Steinbergher)
Bruno Filippini ... Singer (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
Leslie French ... Industrialist (segment "Strega Bruciata Viva, La")
... Elio Ferocci (segment "Senso Civico")
... Ciancicato Miao (segment "La terra vista dalla luna")
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Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society. A superstar actress travels to a mountain resort, only to evoke jealousy from women and lust from men. A woman offers to take an injured man to the hospital. A widowed father and his son seek for a new wife/mother. A man seeks revenge for a woman's honor. A bored housewife tries to explain to her husband that he's not as romantic as he used to be. Written by Samovarkov

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Woman as she is...all things to men!

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1.66 : 1
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Industrialist: I make a perfume. But I can't make it any better or it would destabilise the market.
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1966 - Italy - 'nuff said!
13 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

These five shorts have an undeniable breezy quality, commenting on the freewheeling Italian lifestyle of the swingin' sixties and also offering some timeless "period" storytelling. The favorite is "The Witch Burned Alive". Visconti's work is redolent of Fellini's "Juliet of the Spirits"' upper class shenanigans, with the celebrity angle making Woody Allen's comments nearly half a century later seem, well, tired and inferior. Silvana Mangano appears a bit, well, exhausted in this film and others of the series, like Chrisitna Applegate on a bad day, but the costuming and Kitzbuehl apres ski setting in a chalet make Visconti's short irresistible. The Pasolini work is charming in a semi-dada-esque way, especially with the knowledge that the young male pimply faced "actor' may well have been really a boy toy from the streets of Roma. The story has a punk rock feel that rings with folkloric quirkiness and white magic.

"Civic Spirit" is the most emblematic of the five, very au courant of the era, using an injured man as an excuse to barrel through Rome traffic at top speed under the guise of being hospital bound, while the driving beauty is really just using the poor hapless man as a shill to get to a rendezvous on time-- very cute, and Silvana looks fabulous once again, as she rushes to meet her playboy date. This film is on cable on occasion late at night and worth sitting through for the afficionado of these fine directors. Brava to Silvana, an actress largely forgotten in the pantheon of stars of international merit. Two pinkies held semi-high.


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