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Speriamo che sia femmina (1986)

A critique of the role of the male in modern Italian society and has demonstrated the possibility of a form of 'female bonding' between women who live, by choice, in a world without men

Director:

Mario Monicelli

Writers:

Tullio Pinelli (story), Leonardo Benvenuti (screenplay) (as Leo Benvenuti) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liv Ullmann ... Elena
Catherine Deneuve ... Claudia
Giuliana de Sio Giuliana de Sio ... Franca
Philippe Noiret ... Leonardo
Giuliano Gemma ... Nardoni
Bernard Blier ... Uncle Gugo
Stefania Sandrelli ... Lolli
Lucrezia Lante della Rovere ... Malvina
Paolo Hendel Paolo Hendel ... Giovannini
Athina Cenci Athina Cenci ... Fosca
Francesca Calò Francesca Calò ... Martina
Simona Cera Simona Cera ... Irma
Mario Cecchi Mario Cecchi
Riccardo Diana Riccardo Diana
Enio Drovandi Enio Drovandi ... Don Maurizio
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Storyline

Elena lives on a Tuscan farm, separated from her ineffectual husband Leonardo, who is more concerned with his mistress Lolli than his wife or two daughters, Franca and Malvina. This collection of female figures inhabiting a world virtually without men is completed by Elena's sister Claudia and Elena's housekeeper Fosca. The only male in the house is a senile old uncle who spends most of his time knitting. This unusual stable female environment is suddenly shaken by several crises. Written by .

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 February 1986 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Hope It's a Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A week screenplay with many miscast stars
19 June 2007 | by ciciottoSee all my reviews

Nothing to share with the masterpieces of the fifties, and even with more solid screenplays like Parenti serpenti (Poisonous Relations). It is unbelievable that this modest film, in which most of the great stars are completely miscast, has won so many awards (all Italian, by the way). The humor is poor, the story is full of stereotypes, the dialogs have no strength: sorry for the fans of Monicelli (I am one) but this film adds nothing to his career. Let's take the episode in which uncle Gugo is taken to a sort of clinic for mental diseases, where an odd priest, more similar to a salesman, persuades Elena and others to leave the old man there, without any formal and medical discussion; or the other, in which the same uncle Guga, after a so called "car accident", goes back home alone, 20 km far. Is it a farce, or something serious ? Let's forget it.


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