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The Mandrake

The Mandrake

A Feature film by Alberto Lattuada

Release in France : 13/05/1966

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (4)

Co-production :

Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

Foreign production company :

Arco Film

French distribution :

Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

The passage of time has vitiated "Mandragola," Machiavelli's cynical lampoon of 16th-century Florentine morality and the fabulous fertility attributes of the mandrake root. As presented in the Italian period comedy that was exposed at the Cinema Rendezvous yesterday, the satire and the legend, which is as ancient as the Book of Genesis and credulous human beings, are relayed with the approximate subtlety of jokes at a bachelor dinner. The critical thrusts at a dissolute, often irresponsible society that made "Mandragola" a classic of Italian literature are all too rare in this energetic, if obvious and broadly played farce.

Full credits (9)

Author of original work :

Machiavel

Foreign Producer :

Alfredo Bini

Director of Photography :

Tonino Delli Colli

Production Designer :

Carlo Egidi

Costume designer :

Danilo Donati

Screenwriters :

Alberto Lattuada, Luigi Magni, Stefano Strucchi

Co-producer :

Pierre Gurgo-Salice

Editor :

Nino Baragli

Music Composer :

Gino Marinuzzi

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Comedy

Production language :

Italian

Coproducer countries :

Italy, France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1966

French release :

13/05/1966

Runtime :

1 h 25 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

30804

Visa issue date :

10/05/1966

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Audio format :

Mono

Posters (2)

Director

Festival Selections

Academy Awards - 1967

Academy Awards (United States, 1967)

Selection

Oscar Nomination in the Best Costumes in a Black & White Film category : Danilo Donati