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Marriage Italian Style

Marriage Italian Style

A Feature film by Vittorio De Sica

Release in France : 30/12/1964

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (3)

Foreign production company :

Compagnia Cinematografica Champion

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

It tells the World War II era story of a cynical, successful businessman named Domenico (Mastroianni), who, after meeting a naive country girl, Filumena (Loren), one night in a Neapolitan brothel, keeps frequenting her for years in an on-off relationship (as she continues working as a prostitute). He eventually takes her in his house as a semi-official mistress under the pretense that she take care of his ailing, senile mother. After having fallen for a younger, prettier girl and having planned to marry her, he finds himself cornered when Filumena feigns illness and "on her deathbed", asks to be married to him. Thinking she'll be dead in a matter of hours and that the 'marriage' won't even be registered, he agrees. After having been proclaimed his legal bride, the shrewd and resourceful Filumena drops the charade and reveals to have put up the show for the one child she bore from him (she gave birth to three sons but Domenico always maintained to have fathered none). Domenico tries to cajole her into telling him which one is his but she stalwartly refuses, telling him that sons can't be picked and chosen and that he has to be the father of all three.

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Full credits (7)

Foreign Producer :

Carlo Ponti

Director of Photography :

Roberto Gerardi

Production Designer :

Carlo Egidi

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Production language :

Italian

Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1964

French release :

30/12/1964

Runtime :

1 h 35 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

28908

Visa issue date :

18/12/1964

Approval :

Yes

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.85

Audio format :

Mono

Posters (2)

Director

Festival Selections (2)

Academy Awards - 1966

Academy Awards (United States, 1966)

Selection

Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Academy Awards - 1965

Academy Awards (United States, 1965)

Selection

Nomination for Best Actress in Leading Role : Sophia Loren