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Marriage Italian Style

Marriage Italian Style

A Feature film by Vittorio De Sica

Release in France : 30/12/1964

    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.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Foreign production company :

    Compagnia Cinematografica Champion

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    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