7.7/10
3,393
21 user 12 critic

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
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Il Sorpasso (1962)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries.

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Catherine Spaak
Adventure | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Folco Lulli
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Ely Galleani
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An American gangster in Italy enlists a local gang to help him steal the treasure of Naples' patron saint.

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Senta Berger, Mario Adorf
March on Rome (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After the 1st world war, two veterans, starving, but fools, are enlisted with the fascists, where they can eat. But when it comes to killing, they drop out.

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi, Roger Hanin
The Great War (1959)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Bernard Blier
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Silvio refuses to fight for the fascists and joins the resistance with Elena. After the war, his vitriolic newspaper articles cause him to be sentenced to imprisonment.

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Alberto Sordi, Lea Massari, Franco Fabrizi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

Director: Martin Brest
Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Three partisans bound by a strong friendship return home after the war, but the clash with everyday reality puts a strain on their bond.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli
Amir El Zalam (2002)
Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The film revolves around Saeed AL-Masri (Adel Imam), one of the pilots of the October War who lost his sight after his plane exploded in the war are forced to live in a home for the blind ... See full summary »

Director: Rami Imam
Stars: Adel Emam, Shereen Seif El-Nasr, Youssef Dawood
The Monsters (1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes.

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Lando Buzzanca
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori
Edit

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 Carla Mancini ... Nun
Alvaro Vitali ... Vittorio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergio Di Pinto Sergio Di Pinto ... Raffaele
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Scent of a Woman See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dean Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Quotes

Il capitano Fausto Consolo: You know what I am?
Giovanni Bertazzi, aka Ciccio: No.
Il capitano Fausto Consolo: The eleven of spades.
Giovanni Bertazzi, aka Ciccio: It doesn't exist.
Il capitano Fausto Consolo: That's the point. A card that's not in the pack. Good for no game.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Giornata nera (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Che vuole questa musica stasera
Music by Gaetano Amendola
Lyrics by Gaetano Amendola and Roberto Murolo
Performed by Peppino Gagliardi
Edizioni CAM
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Gassman at his best: this film is the pride of Europe culture.
3 September 2000 | by Philippe-le-BelSee all my reviews

"Profumo di dona"is not only an italian film with exuberant delight of life, it's the pride of Europe and european 7th Art. Why? Because of good playing, good production and of course good scenario. I don't know why American had to do a remake? Or perhaps european sensibility doesn't mean anything in USA? That film give us the opportunity to be happy as human being, to be happy to live. That's why cinema is so magic!


17 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed