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Director: Lina Wertmuller     Starring: Giancarlo Giannini
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202192541
UPC: 741952306290
UPC 14: 00741952306290
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The story of a petty thief who lives off the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost.
Editor's Note
Giancarlo Giannini portrays Pasqualino, a suave, street wise Italian hood who uses his wits in order to survive World War II and a Nazi prison camp. Lina Wertmuller's acclaimed film successfully shifts tone several times, from comic to tragic, from drama to romance to action, always keeping a delicate balance. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Actor--Giancarlo Giannini, Best (Original) Screenplay.


Video Features DVD, Letterbox, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Koch International
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/4/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 116 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1976
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 3062
Video UPC UPC: 00741952306290
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Italian
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Italian
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Shirley Stoler
Video Cast Info Giancarlo Giannini
Video Cast Info Fernando Rey
Video Cast Info Lina Wertmuller - Director
Plot Summary
Pasqualino, otherwise known as "Seven Beauties," embodies two elements specific to the human condition: he is innately drawn towards anarchy and the urge to do whatever is needed to survive -- no matter how ugly or immoral.| The film tells two stories about Pasqualino. During World War II, Pasqualino deserts the Italian army and is captured by the Germans. He lives through his internment in the hellish concentration camp by offering sexual favors to the grotesque female commandant. She knows Pasqualino is doing it to stay alive, but plays along anyway. | Then, in flashback, we learn about his life in Naples before the war. A small-time narcissistic gangster, Pasqualino butchers a pimp who takes advantage of one of his seven sisters. Instead of honorably confessing to the gory details of the crime when he is arrested, Pasqualino pleads insanity to avoid a death sentence. He is sent to an insane asylum where he engages in more appallingly bad behavior. Later, he is forced to serve in the army.| At the end of the war, Pasqualino returns home to Naples, set to brace himself against unforeseen adversaries.| |

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"[The film] carves comedic serendipity out of the torture and gore..." 09/09/2005 p.132

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Giannini,Giancarlo
Product attributeLabel:   Koch Lorber Films Llc
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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