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The Sunday Woman (1975)

La donna della domenica (original title)
Police commissioner Santamaria is investigating the murdering of the ambiguous architect Mr. Garrone. The investigations soon drive him into the Torino's high society. Santamaria suspect ... See full summary »

Director:

Luigi Comencini

Writers:

Carlo Fruttero (novel) (as Fruttero), Franco Lucentini (novel) (as Lucentini) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Commissioner Salvatore Santamaria
Jacqueline Bisset ... Anna Carla Dosio
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Massimo Campi
Aldo Reggiani Aldo Reggiani ... Lello Riviera
Maria Teresa Albani Maria Teresa Albani ... Virginia Tabusso
Omero Antonutti ... Benito
Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista ... Vollero
Fortunato Cecilia Fortunato Cecilia ... Nicosia (as Renato Cecilia)
Claudio Gora ... Garrone
Franco Nebbia Franco Nebbia ... Bonetto
Lina Volonghi Lina Volonghi ... Ines Tabusso
Pino Caruso Pino Caruso ... Police Commissioner De Palma
Mario Ferrero Mario Ferrero ... Vittorio Dosio
Giuseppe Anatrelli Giuseppe Anatrelli ... The Chief of Police
Antonio Orlando Antonio Orlando ... The Barber
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Storyline

Police commissioner Santamaria is investigating the murdering of the ambiguous architect Mr. Garrone. The investigations soon drive him into the Torino's high society. Santamaria suspect Anna Carla and at the same time falls in love for her. Lello is the lover of Massimo, a homosexual platonic friend of Anna Carla. He is following another direction in order to find out the truth, and his results are confusing the Policeman. But another murdering happens... Written by 1felco

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Guess who are the lovers? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 April 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sunday Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Turin, Piedmont, Italy

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Centomila violoncelli
Written by Mario Casacci, Alberto Ciambricco, Leonardo Cortese
Performed by Italo Janne
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Excellent comedy; stay away if you look for a thriller!
1 April 2011 | by aminatta-1See all my reviews

La "Donna della domenica" is definitely one of my favorite books and a great movie. Despite being built on a murder story, this movie is not a thriller. In fact, it is rather a comedy on the Torinese society, spanning from wanna-be-intellectuals to the rich and the beautiful, from rustic land owners to simple immigrants. And as a comedy, it is an exceptional one!

If you are looking for suspense or you are not familiar with Italian society, you should stay away from it. Also, I recommend that you need to understand Italian very well to appreciate this movie: I checked a bit the German version/subtitles, but at least 50% of the humor gets lost in the translation...


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