Speriamo Che Sia Femmina (1985)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Satire  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Originally titled Speriamo che sia Femmina, Let's Hope It's a Girl is a multifaceted exploration of the pointlessness of sexual stereotypes. Liv Ullmann is a countess who, after her divorce, takes over the family farm. Realizing that she can't rely on the patriarchal society structure for assistance, Ullmann runs the farm herself with the help of her female servants and relatives. When the Count (Philipe Noiret) comes back into her life, he and his male buddies find themselves outclassed by the expertise of the ladies. The flawless cast of Let's Hope It's a Girl includes Catherine Deneuve and Bernard Blier, the latter superb as a doddering old nobleman.

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business-takeover, divorce, ex-wife, aristocracy