Divorce, Italian Style

Divorce, Italian Style

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Director: Pietro Germi

Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli

     
 

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To fully appreciate the international box-office bonanza Divorce, Italian Style (Divorzio All'Italiana), one must remember that back in 1962, divorce was illegal in Italy. Ferdinando Cefalú(Marcello Mastroianni) would love to unload his demanding, sex-starved, monumentally unappealing wife, Rosalia (Daniela Rocca), but he can't take the legal means open

Overview

To fully appreciate the international box-office bonanza Divorce, Italian Style (Divorzio All'Italiana), one must remember that back in 1962, divorce was illegal in Italy. Ferdinando Cefalú(Marcello Mastroianni) would love to unload his demanding, sex-starved, monumentally unappealing wife, Rosalia (Daniela Rocca), but he can't take the legal means open to his American counterparts. Ferdinando can, however, kill off his wife and receive a light sentence...provided he catches the lady committing adultery. The trick now is to make his plate-of-potatoes spouse attractive enough so that some other man will accommodate Ferdinando by cuckolding him. Divorce, Italian Style not only cleaned up financially, but also won several international film awards, as well as an Oscar nomination for Marcello Mastroianni.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
UPC:
0037429202524
Original Release:
1962
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
20,911

Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer; New and improved English subtitle translation; The Man With a Cigar in His Mouth, a 39-minute documentary by critic and filmmaker Mario Sesti featuring interviews with Germi's longtime friends and collaborators; Delighting in Contrasts, a new 30-minute collection of interviews with Sesti and actors Lando Buzzanca and Stefania Sandrelli discussing Germi on the set of Divorce Italian Style; An interview with screenwriter Ennio De Concini; Rare screen-test footage of actors Stefania Sandrelli and Daniela Rocca; Plus: a 28-page booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Stuart Klawans and reprinted pieces by director Martin Scorsese and film historian Andrew Sarris

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marcello Mastroianni Ferdinando
Daniela Rocca Rosalia
Stefania Sandrelli Angela
Leopoldo Trieste Carmelo Patane
Margherita Girelli Sisina
Odoardo Spadaro Don Gaetano
Angela Cardile Agnese
Antoni Acqua the Priest
Laura Tomiselli Zia Fifidda
Ugo Torrente Don Calogero
Lando Buzzanca Rosario Mule
Bianca Castagnetta Donna Matilde
Pietro Tordi Attorney DeMarzi

Technical Credits
Pietro Germi Director,Screenwriter
Leonida Barboni Cinematographer
Roberto Cinquini Editor
Franco Cristaldi Producer
Dina de Bari Costumes/Costume Designer
Ennio de Concini Screenwriter
Carlo Egidi Production Designer
Alfredo Giannetti Screenwriter
Carlo Rustichelli Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Divorce, Italian Style
1. Agramonte and Family [6:50]
2. "We Live to Love" [4:58]
3. Murder on the Mind [6:15]
4. By the Seashore With Angela [4:55]
5. Don Ciccio Matara [1:46]
6. She Has a Lover [6:55]
7. Mariannina Terranova [5:46]
8. Don Ferdinando Snaps [4:48]
9. Carmelo Patanè [5:23]
10. Reconciliation With Rosalia? [5:23]
11. Don Ferdinando Goes to Catania [2:49]
12. A Doomed Affair [1:48]
13. Ferdinando's Plan in Motion [3:15]
14. An Unexpected Development [7:14]
15. Sisina, Carmelo, and Rosalia [8:38]
16. La Dolce Vita and Adultery [6:09]
17. The Cuckold [7:10]
18. A Deadly Discovery [3:38]
19. Serious Provocation [2:48]
20. Honor Restored [4:16]
21. Love Is Cruel [3:50]
Side #2 -- The Supplementals
1. Introductions [4:11]
2. Screenplay [6:47]
3. The Actors [8:54]
4. On Set [7:47]
5. Editing [6:01]
6. Legacy [5:05]

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