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|Mastroianni stars in this classic italian farce as baron cefalu, who tiring of his wife, plans to escape his marriage using a little known law allowing cuckolded husbands to murder their spouses in defense of their honor. So, now he has to find a lover for his wife.|
"Hilarious comedy... VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Editor's NoteA bored upper-class Sicilian (Mastroianni) has grown tired of his wife and would rather marry his attractive cousin. Unfortunately, divorce is illegal in Italy. Therefore, he decides to find a lover for his wife and murder her out of "jealousy". A hilarious farce about love and marriage. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Director, Best Actor-Marcello Mastroianni.
Cast & Crew
|Carlo Di Palma - Cinematographer|
|Carlo Rustichelli - Musical Score|
|Ennio De Concini, et al. - Screenplay|
|Franco Cristaldi - Producer|
|Leonida Barboni - Cinematographer|
|Pietro Germi - Director|
Plot SummaryDirector Pietro Germi's hilarious and pointed satire of Italian marital conventions is the prototypical Italian sex comedy.| Ferdinando Cefalu, a handsome Sicilian nobleman, longs to marry his beautiful nubile cousin Angela. There's only one problem: he's already married. Living in a society that frowns on divorce but forgives crimes of passion, Ferdinando devises a plan. He plots to prove his wife an adulteress, after which he can kill her and marry his cousin with impunity.
|Ennio De Concini, et al., Winner, Best Story And Screenplay Written Directly For TheScreen|
|Marcello Mastroianni, Nominee, Best Actor|
|Pietro Germi, Nominee, Best Director|
British Academy Awards (1964)
|Marcello Mastroianni, Winner, Best Foreign Actor|
|Daniela Rocca, Nominee, Best Foreign Actress|
Golden Globe (1963)
|Marcello Mastroianni, Winner, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical|