Se Permettete ... Parliamo Di Donne (1964)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Vittorio Gassman stars as different characters in each of the nine episodes of this unusual Italian comedy. Playing everything from a practical joker to a prisoner, he comments upon romance, love and women in general, as referred to by the title. Prior to this feature, Gassman had worked with both screenwriter Ruggero Maccari and Ettore Scola (who also co-wrote rather than directed) in the 1962 feature Il Sorpasso from director Dino Risi. It was Risi and Maccari's teamwork which helped Gassman win a "Best Actor" award at Cannes Film Festival in 1974 for Profumo di Donna/Scent of a Woman. Gassman would later work with Maccari and Ettore again in episodic fashion with Signore e Signori Buonanotte/Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen (1976) and yet again in the drama Famiglia (1987).

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artist, bachelor, collection, disintegration, encounter, extramarital-affair, friendship, house, husband, love, marriage, promiscuity, prostitute/prostitution, rag-dealer, relationship, reunion, romance, seduction, service, sexuality, visit, wife, woman, episode