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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 April 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pizza Triangle See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Adelaide: I don't know what to do anymore; but, you both have to help me or I'll kill myself again!
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Connections

Featured in Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember (1997) See more »

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my FAVORITE movie of all time
9 April 2009 | by carl_axnessSee all my reviews

I saw this move in the early 1970's on the channel 13 Albuquerque, NM TV station afternoon movie under the title "A tale of love and jealousy" and dubbed in English. In those days and on through my 20's I kept a notebook and rated movies. This one was number one then and still is to this day for me. In effect this movie has a tragic ending and is, in reality, a tragedy, but you do not realize it until the end. For the second showing I arranged a group of my friends to come watch and we all laughed throughout the entire movie until the end, in which a lot of things come together and you realize the underlying sadness. In particular, I remember the close-ups of Marcello Mastrioninni addressing the audience (the viewer) explaining his actions throughout the movie - an excellent effect, the reason for which becomes clear at the end of the movie.

I have suggested it to our local theater a number of times, but it may no longer be available in English. Too bad.


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