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The Pizza Triangle (1970)

Dramma della gelosia (tutti i particolari in cronaca) (original title)
A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies. Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist ... See full summary »

Director:

Ettore Scola

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (screenplay) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (screenplay) (as Scarpelli) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Oreste
Monica Vitti ... Adelaide
Giancarlo Giannini ... Nello
Manuel Zarzo ... Ugo (as Manolo Zarzo)
Marisa Merlini Marisa Merlini ... Silvana
Hércules Cortés Hércules Cortés ... Ambleto di Meo
Fernando Sánchez Polack ... District Head of Communist Party (as Fernando Sanchez Polak)
Gioia Desideri ... Adelaide's Friend
Juan Diego ... Antonia's Son
Bruno Scipioni Bruno Scipioni ... Pizza maker
Josefina Serratosa Josefina Serratosa ... Antonia
Giuseppe Maffioli Giuseppe Maffioli ... Lawyer
Corrado Gaipa Corrado Gaipa ... President of tribunal
Paola Natale ... Flower Seller
Brizio Montinaro Brizio Montinaro ... Restaurant Night Guard
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A three-way love affair in the Rome of the early seventies. Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist rallies, and enjoy the filthy beach of Ostia. Will the hostile environment leave a way to jealousy? Written by Vincent Merlaud <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 April 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

For Seasons of Jealousy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Fantastic find.
8 November 2011 | by kenzo-1See all my reviews

A brilliant film; all three leads are just magnifico and Monica Vitti never looked better. Vitti, Mastroianni and Giannini in one film! Sharp treatment of un amour fou. Had never heard of the film before I recently saw it at a festival of restored films at MoMA in New York--what a terrific surprise, a genuine treat, funny and dark film about obsession. I doubt it could ever have been made in the US unfortunately; can't think of any American directors who could handle this successfully. Mastroianni shows his great range. If you love Italian film, see it soon! Now I'm going to see any other Ettore Scola films I can find or haven't seen yet.


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