Determined to continue where his friend left off, Tunin, a freckled peasant anarchist, arrives in Rome with the intention to assassinate Benito Mussolini. Under those circumstances, the resolute idealist will be welcomed in the town's first-rate brothel as the cousin of his contact, the devoted revolutionary, Salomè, who works there as a prostitute. However, things will soon get complicated, when Tunin who falls in love with one of the girls, the young Tripolina, will find himself on the verge of failure, torn between ideals and passion. Will the love-smitten patriot succeed in his cause?
Did You Know?
What would happen if all women stopped their soldiers at the door during war?
You die in war. It would be great if every mother did that. Why not? Why? For history? For justice? They've been fighting since the creation of the world. Explain it to me, all this justice. The dead stay dead, and that's it.
For the initial American release, editor Fima Noveck created a prologue which featured a montage of photos of Mussolini, along with a crawl explaining his rise to power and the violent activities sanctioned in his name during his reign. See more
References The Sheik
Written by Nino Rota
and Lina Wertmüller
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