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City of Women (1980)

La città delle donne (original title)
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A businessman finds himself trapped at a hotel and threatened by women en masse.

Director:

Federico Fellini

Writers:

Federico Fellini (story), Bernardino Zapponi (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Snàporaz
Anna Prucnal ... Elena
Bernice Stegers ... Woman on train
Jole Silvani Jole Silvani ... Motorcyclist (as Iole Silvani)
Donatella Damiani ... Donatella (Woman on roller skates)
Ettore Manni ... Dr. Xavier Katzone
Fiammetta Baralla Fiammetta Baralla ... Oliver Hardy
Hélène Calzarelli Hélène Calzarelli ... Feminist (as Hélène G. Calzarelli)
Catherine Carrel Catherine Carrel ... Commandant
Marcello Di Falco Marcello Di Falco ... Slave
Silvana Fusacchia Silvana Fusacchia ... Skater
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Fishwoman of San Leo
Dominique Labourier ... Feminist
Stéphane Emilfork Stéphane Emilfork ... Feminist
Sylvie Matton Sylvie Matton ... Feminist (as Sylvie Mayer)
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Storyline

Marcello is in the compartment of an Italian train, facing forward when the mineral water of the woman seated across from him starts to fall toward him. He catches the bottle and makes eye contact and follows her when she leaves the compartment. For a few moments she finds him attractive too. Then suddenly she gets off the train and starts walking through a field. Marcello follows her, loses her, finds himself in a large hotel surrounded by women. A feminist conference is taking place and he tries to escape. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 74981 delivered on 27-3-1980. See more »

Goofs

Katzone's 10,000th conquest party involves a performance by his wife, in which, by telekinesis, she sucks coins and pearls into her vagina. The wire that is used to pull away the coin is visible. See more »

Quotes

Old Lady: "A house without a woman", they say in my parts, "is like the Sea without a Siren". Don't you agree with me?
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Featured in In Search of Fellini (2017) See more »

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Una donna senza un uomo è
Music and Lyrics by Mary Francolao
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Dreamy and Unpredictable
29 May 2020 | by saraccanSee all my reviews

It's eerie, captivating, extremely unpredictable but entertaining all at once. It really feels like a journey through someone else's dream/nightmare. You have a hard time remembering the transitions of different scenes. Sometimes you don't remember why the main character is in there or how he got there. The music, production, costumes, weird characters and dialogue; all set the tone correctly for a confusing movie.

A womanizer man is stranded in a place controlled completely by feminist women with different ideologies and he is trying to make sense of his surroundings.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City of Women See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,244, 21 February 2016

Gross USA:

$12,516

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,516
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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