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A Brief Vacation (1973)

Una breve vacanza (original title)
A women lives a miserable life in the basement of her Milan apartment, with her boring inlaws and three children (boys). Her husband has been injured. Her bleak life takes an unexpected ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Clara Mataro
... Franco Mataro, the husband
Daniel Quenaud ... Luigi, Clara's lover
... Dr. Ciranni
... Gina
... Brother-in-law
Julia Peña ... Edvige
Miranda Campa ... Nurse Guidotti
Angela Cardile ... La Rossa, the redhead
Anna Carena ... Mother-in-law
... Maria
Maria Mizar ... Nurse Garin
Alessandro Romanazzi ... Son
Adriana Asti ... Scanziani
Enrico Baroni
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A women lives a miserable life in the basement of her Milan apartment, with her boring inlaws and three children (boys). Her husband has been injured. Her bleak life takes an unexpected turn when she is diagnosed with tuberculosis and has to go to a sanatorium in the Italian Alps. At the medical clinic in Milan she meets young mechanic with the similar health problems. At the sanatorium she meets again the same man and they start a passionate love affair. All good things must come to an end. When she is cured, she has to return to that rathole from which she only briefly emerged. Written by marty gottlieb <anangke@erols.com>, prokurator@gmail.com

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According to producer Arthur Cohn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Jane Fonda all wanted to play the role of Clara Mataro which ultimately went to Florinda Bolkan. See more »

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Referenced in Carrie (1976) See more »

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Music by Manuel De Sica
Lyrics by Gene Lees
Sung by Christian De Sica
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no credit for book i believe movie was written from
15 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

It seems to me that this movie was an adaptation of Thomas Mann " The Magic Mountain " but i see no credit. I just couldn't help but notice the strong comparisons between the book/movie however although i did prefer the book, the movie should be recommended....if you can find it!!.


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