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Malefemmene (2001)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 November 2001 (Italy)
A young woman is wrongly imprisoned. In jail she finds a completely different world made up of women who seem to have found the formula for freedom.

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Fabio Conversi
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Credited cast:
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Francesca
Ángela Molina ... Nunzia
Ana Fernández ... Candela
Sabina Began Sabina Began ... Patrizia
Clotilde De Spirito Clotilde De Spirito ... Donna bionda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefania Angelillo Stefania Angelillo ... Filomena
Pina Cutolo Pina Cutolo
Francesco Di Leva
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A young woman is wrongly imprisoned. In jail she finds a completely different world made up of women who seem to have found the formula for freedom.

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Italian censorship visa # 95557 delivered on 22-8-2001. See more »

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decent women's prison drama shock!
13 November 2003 | by martinmaguireSee all my reviews

Malefemmene wasn't a huge success in Italy and, as far as I know, hasn't been released elsewhere, which is a pity cos it takes one of cinema's tiredest clichés and manages to inject a bit of freshness into it. A slightly ingenuous gangster's wife ends up in prison in a cell full of characters (who, sure, could only ever exist in a film) - they squabble, fight, come to understand each other, cook a lot (this is Italy, after all) and each of them gives away something of what brought them to their present state. What raises it above the predictable is the excellent acting, sharp script and the fact that the film makers manage to avoid the lesbian affair that most films of this genre think is obligatory.


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30 November 2001 (Italy) See more »

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Woman Behind Bars See more »

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