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The Raffle (1991)

La riffa (original title)
An incredibly beautiful young woman loses her husband and in order to pay off his debts, she decided to set-up a raffle in which she is the prize.


Francesco Laudadio
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Credited cast:
Monica Bellucci ... Francesca
Giulio Scarpati Giulio Scarpati ... Antonio
Massimo Ghini ... Cesare
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elena Cantarone Elena Cantarone
Carla Cassola Carla Cassola
Sandra Collodel Sandra Collodel
Paolo Busiri Vici D'Arcevia Paolo Busiri Vici D'Arcevia
Paolo De Vita Paolo De Vita
Roberto Della Casa Roberto Della Casa
Christina Engelhardt ... (as Barbara Christina Engelhardt)
Gianluca Favilla Gianluca Favilla
Antonio Fenicia Antonio Fenicia
Francesco Gabriele
Giulia Macchietti Giulia Macchietti
Marino Masé


Francesca, an incredibly beautiful woman, lost her husband. Only after his death she discovers his unfaithfulness and overall the huge amount of debts he left. Cesare is Francesca's best friend, he is a solicitor. Following his advices Francesca starts selling all her goods, like the house, jewels, furs and finally also the yacht. By doing this she is able to survive for the rest of the year, but has no perspective for the future. In fact she is unemployed and every plan to get a job fails. She finally takes a decision: she set up a lottery in which the prize is she. Twenty of the most influent man of the high society Bari (Italy), former Francesca's husband friends, accepts the rules and buy the tickets. The same day Francesca fall in love for Antonio and manage the situation becomes harder. A judge is investigating on the illegal lottery; a scandal is going to explode. Francesca has to find a way out of the strange but danger situation. Written by 1felco

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Francesca è sola con una figlia e senza un soldo. Ma è bellissima.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Bad Humour
6 August 2019 | by donkrishna-dkSee all my reviews

Italian think this is funny??? That is absolutely crazy. They try to be funny from the very beginning but we spectator do not feel the same. I don't watch until the end. For me this is the worst Monica Belluci's film.

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15 November 1991 (Italy) See more »

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