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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.


Ettore Scola


Agenore Incrocci (screenplay) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (screenplay) (as Scarpelli) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Oreste Nardi
Monica Vitti ... Adelaide Ciafrocchi
Giancarlo Giannini ... Nello Serafini
Manuel Zarzo ... Ugo (as Manolo Zarzo)
Marisa Merlini ... Silvana Ciafrocchi
Hércules Cortés Hércules Cortés ... Ambleto di Meo (as Hercules Cortes)
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 ... Restaurant Night Guard


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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The story of a woman who was completely faithful...to two men See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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The third movie Marcello Mastroianni that has the subtitle Italian style. The other two are divorce Italian style (1961), marriage Italian style (1964) See more »


Adelaide: I have been pyschoanalyzed by a professor, I have killed myself unsuccessfully, I have suffered and I have been very upset. Today, my poor heart is bleeding. broken in two. But, which one shall I pick between you? Which one shall I give up?
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Pizza with everything.
17 August 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

This is one of the best Italian comedies ever made. Known both as A DRAMA OF JEALOUSY and THE PIZZA TRIANGLE, it is an engrossing farce about a love triangle in modern Rome. Bricklayer Marcello Mastroianni meets flower-seller Monica Vitti at a political demonstration. He decides to ditch his fat, older wife for her. All goes well until a pizza, in the shape of a heart, arrives. It is sent to the girl by a young pizza-chef, played by Giancarlo Giannini. The pizza man becomes Vitti's lover, and poor Marcello goes mad with jealousy and attempts suicide, as do each of the other two at some point in this hysterical soap opera. The three lead performers, among the best that the Italian cinema has ever had to offer, are magnificent, as is the direction and comic timing by Ettore Scola, whose DOWN AND DIRTY this would make an appropriate companion-piece to. One could call this movie "commedia all'italiana" with peppers, mushrooms, and cheese.

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30 April 1970 (Italy) See more »

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