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Scent of a Woman (1974)

Profumo di donna (original title)
An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every ... See full summary »

Director:

Dino Risi
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Vittorio Gassman ... Il capitano Fausto Consolo
Alessandro Momo Alessandro Momo ... Giovanni Bertazzi, aka Ciccio
Agostina Belli ... Sara
Moira Orfei ... Mirka
Franco Ricci Franco Ricci ... Tenente Giacomino
Elena Veronese ... Michelina
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani
Stefania Spugnini Stefania Spugnini ... Candida
Torindo Bernardi Torindo Bernardi ... Vincenzo
Marisa Volonnino Marisa Volonnino ... Ines
Carla Mancini ... Nun
Alvaro Vitali ... Vittorio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergio Di Pinto Sergio Di Pinto ... Raffaele
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Storyline

An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every situation, nicknames the youth Ciccio ("Babyfat"), and spends the next few days ordering him about and generally behaving badly in public. In Rome, Fausto summons a priest to ask for his blessing; in Naples, where Fausto joins a blind lieutenant for drinking and revelry, the two soldiers talk quietly and seriously about "going through with it." Also in Naples is Sara, in love with Fausto, but treated cruelly by him. What do the blind soldiers plan? Can Sara soften Fausto's hardened heart? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Alessandro Momo (Giovanni Bertazzi, aka Ciccio) died on 20 November 1974 (shortly after the shooting of the movie was completed) in Rome, Italy (motorcycle accident) not far from the filming locations. See more »

Goofs

While sitting outside of the Rome restaurant with Ciccio (44 mins in), the one-armed Fausto is seen impatiently drumming the fingers of his artificial hand on the table. See more »

Quotes

Il capitano Fausto Consolo: I see with my ears, don't you get it?
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Connections

Referenced in The Waiting List (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Le gentil et le méchant
Lyrics by Maurice Vidalin
Music by Michel Fugain
Performed by Michel Fugain
Edizioni SENNA MUSIC
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A great Masterpiece
29 August 2000 | by Rex, RegisSee all my reviews

Only 2 User comments available at the time I decided to write this one and both of them negative. Both of them Typical American reaction to a European movie. A big misunderstanding. Yes, the Remake with Pacino is a good movie and nothing else. The original one, "Profumo di Donna" is a great masterpiece, and it makes a big difference. My piece of advice : do not try to watch "Profumo di Donna" with a Hollywood eye.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Scent of a Woman See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,998
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dean Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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