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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Followed by A che punto è la notte (1994) See more »

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Written by Mario Casacci, Alberto Ciambricco, Leonardo Cortese
Performed by Sergio Leonardi
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Discontinuous but still enjoyable
1 September 2004 | by michelerealiniSee all my reviews

The story is taken from the Fruttero & Lucentini's book of the same title. Mysterious murders take place in Turin, Italy; victims are always people from the upper class. The movie is not a masterpiece. The solution of the cases is not well explained, the director goes too fast in showing us who the guilty is. The movie lacks some dramatical moments. Nevertheless, "La donna della domenica" is still an enjoyable movie. First, the cast is excellent: Marcello Mastroianni is very charming in the role of the elegant policeman Santamaria; Jacqueline Bisset too is delightful in the part of the snobbish lady; also Jean-Louis Trintignant works very well. Other Italian actors (with a long experience in the theatre and at the movies) complete the cast, for example Claudio Gora and Lina Volonghi. Luigi Comencini, one the inventors of the Italian comedy, directs this 1975 thriller with a lot of humor. And, as usual, the music of Ennio Morricone is fantastic (actually that's one of the highlights of the film).


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