Divorce Italian Style

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Divorce Italian Style
Divorzio all'Italiana | Pietro Germi, 1961
Italy | Italian | 118 minutes

What if you lust after your pure yet sexy cousin (Stefania Sandrelli), but are thwarted by a mustachioed spouse (Daniela Rocca)? If you're a Sicilian aristo, the epitome of Italian masculinity (Marcello Mastroianni), you arrange events so you can play the murderously jealous husband. (The Italian court won’t grant a divorce, but a crime passionnel warrants a judicial wink and a nod.) An Oscar-winning script full of black hilarity, with a suitably soigné Mastroianni, sporting a perfectly groomed little mustache and sleeked-down hair, lounge-lizard style. Nominated for three Academy Awards and Winner for Best Foreign Film in 1961.

Series: Janus Films Classics

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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