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The Mandrake

The Mandrake

A Feature film by Alberto Lattuada

Release in France : 13/05/1966

    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.

    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

    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