L'Ultima Donna (1976)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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This otherwise straightforward movie that chronicles the conflict between a man's romantic urges and the feminist ideal and a custody battle over the man's young son has a cataclysmic ending which is not for the fainthearted. In the story, Gerard (Gerard Depardieu) is an engineer who has just been left by his wife (Zouzou) for feminist reasons and has custody of his nine-month old son, whom he cares for deeply. When his next romance with Valerie (Ornella Muti), his son's daycare worker, threatens that custody, he responds by emasculating himself with a knife.

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woman, engineering, equality, Equal-Rights, mutilation, women's-issues