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Nudo di donna (1981)

Sandro is a Roman adrift in Venice during Carnival. As he enters midlife, he argues with his wife of sixteen years more often than they laugh or make love. She's had enough of his moods, so... See full summary »


Nino Manfredi, Alberto Lattuada (uncredited)


Silvana Buzzo (screenplay), Agenore Incrocci (screenplay) (as Age) | 6 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview:
Nino Manfredi ... Sandro
Eleonora Giorgi ... Laura / Riri
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Pireddu
Georges Wilson ... Arch. Zanetto
Carlo Bagno Carlo Bagno ... Giovanni
Beatrice Ring ... Beatrice (as Beatrice Edith Ring Fiocchi)
Donato Castellaneta Donato Castellaneta ... Ciccio
Toni Barpi Toni Barpi ... The Boatman (as Antonio Barpi)
Giuseppe Maffioli Giuseppe Maffioli ... Ubriacone
West Buchanan West Buchanan ... Conte Bardolin (as John West Buchanan)


Sandro is a Roman adrift in Venice during Carnival. As he enters midlife, he argues with his wife of sixteen years more often than they laugh or make love. She's had enough of his moods, so they separate so he can sort out his mind. His first night away, he sees a photograph of a nude; the image resembles his wife. He searches for the model, whose name is Riri. He finds her, and she looks exactly like his wife, except that Riri is a gaily attired prostitute and Laura is a self-contained antiquarian bookseller. Are they two women, are they one, and in the masquarade of Carnival, what is real? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Originally the direction was entrusted to Alberto Lattuada, who resigned because of a conflict with lead actor Nino Manfredi. The film was completed under the direction of Nino Manfredi See more »

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The City of Venice stars alongside a fantastic cast.
8 October 2003 | by NoeValleyJeffSee all my reviews

Every major city has at least one film that defines its character. LA has Repo Man, New York has After Hours. Chicago has Grosse Pointe Blank (or at least Grosse Pointe has its movie).

And Venice has Nudo di Donna.

Our hero thinks he knows Venice better than his native Rome, but, as his midlife crisis hits him hard, he begins to find out otherwise. He thinks he knows his wife...he thinks he knows himself, but he's beginning to realize he doesn't know much.

It's Carnival and folks are running around costumed and, like all men pushing 40 from the wrong side, he falls for an "other" woman. She's like his wife, but she's younger, more vivacious, more, well, fun, frankly. But he doesn't know her name and she won't take off her mask until he chooses between her and...

It occurs to him that his wife must be fooling around on him--she doesn't seem to be around when she's supposed to be anymore (hey: she's pushing 40 from the wrong side, too). He tries to follow her around, but he can't seem to keep up w/her over-the-rooftop shortcuts.

The one thing he does notice is that his wife always seems to be around within minutes after his not-quite-mistress disappears--or vice-versa. And he begins to think that... maybe... no, couldn't be...

Watching this movie will make you want to return to Venice (and if you haven't been, you'll think you have).

Much better subtitled.

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Release Date:

6 November 1981 (Italy) See more »

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Portrait of a Nude Woman See more »

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