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Wifemistress (1977)

Mogliamante (original title)
Since her husband pronounced her frigid on her wedding night, Antonia DeAngelis has been an invalid. When he disappears, she believes him dead: she leaves her bed and takes over his ... See full summary »

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Marco Vicario
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Antonelli ... Antonia De Angelis
Marcello Mastroianni ... Luigi De Angelis
Leonard Mann ... Dr. Dario Favella
William Berger ... Count Brandini
Gastone Moschin ... Vincenzo
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos ... Dr. Paola Pagano
Stefano Patrizi ... Enrico, Clara's fiancé
Luigi Diberti ... Lawyer
Enzo Robutti ... Priest
Daniele Gabbai Daniele Gabbai ... Young official
Hélène Chanel ... Landlady (as Helen Stoliaroff)
Paul Muller ... Hotel concierge
Attilio Dottesio
Armando Brancia ... Head Doctor
Elsa Vazzoler Elsa Vazzoler ... Teresa, the maid
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Storyline

Since her husband pronounced her frigid on her wedding night, Antonia DeAngelis has been an invalid. When he disappears, she believes him dead: she leaves her bed and takes over his business, traveling to see clients. She discovers her husband's passions, his political writing, mistresses, and his indifference to the peasants on her family's land. She improves their lot, begins an affair with a young foreign doctor, and publishes her husband's writings. All this time, he's hiding from a murder charge in a house across the square. Amazed, he watches her become his sexual and social equal. After the police drop the murder charge, will he disappear, end his life, or rejoin her on new terms? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Laura Antonelli is Back - With Marcello Mastroianni! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 October 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Wifemistress See more »

Filming Locations:

Cison de valmarino

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Production Co:

Vides Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Referenced in The Fisher King (1991) See more »

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The Best of the Best
2 September 2015 | by charonsmtSee all my reviews

Being old, 66, I have seen thousands of movies and films. (My mom was a true film buff. On Sundays, we often went to two or three movies - each at a different theater!) Out of all the films I have seen, this is my favorite. If you are looking for an action film, this is not it. It runs to slow and thoughtful. It also is a bit of a 'woman's film'; even a film of women's equality (without being blatant or giving any lectures on the subject). It is a film for romantics and. .. those who love Italy. Just thinking of the scenes makes me want to return. I have never been to the little town/ village or the countryside where it was filmed, and I still want to go there. Perhaps next year. ..?

Laura Antonelli is perfect in the leading part, as is Marcello. I do not understand how this film "SLIPPED THRU THE CRACKS". The acting, photography and direction are all exceptionally fantastic. I am going to hook up my old tape player and watch it again tonight! If you can find it - watch it. It is a true sorrow that it has it NOT been released on CD!! IT SHOULD BE!!

~Charon


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