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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 »

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

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Credited cast:
... Il capitano Fausto Consolo
Alessandro Momo ... Giovanni Bertazzi, aka Ciccio
... Sara
... Mirka
Franco Ricci ... Tenente Giacomino
Elena Veronese ... Michelina
Lorenzo Piani
Stefania Spugnini ... Candida
Torindo Bernardi ... Vincenzo
Marisa Volonnino ... Ines
Carla Mancini ... Nun
... Vittorio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergio Di Pinto ... Raffaele
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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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20 December 1974 (Italy)  »

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Scent of a Woman  »

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An adaptation of Giovanni Arpino's novel "Il buio e il miele" ("Darkness and honey"). 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.
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Remade as Amir El Zalam (2002) See more »

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La bambola rosa
Written by Nicola Salerno (as Nisa), P.G. Redi (as Redi)
Edizioni LEONARDI
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excellent movie
1 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Hollywood remakes are usually worse. just saw the film and yes the Hollywood remake is nowhere close to this great masterpiece. small intricacies, dialogues and excellent characterization along with brilliant use of humor make it excellent and beyond comparison. this is a landmark masterpiece. no one can match Vittoria Gassman. you know what he thinks and what kind of person he is and how he would react in a particular situation. great direction. whats amazing is the way a blind man is made so intertingly funny that you do not want to blink, you may miss somethin. a must see


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