Art. 519, Codice Penale (1953)

Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - France , Italy   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

For the benefit of those unfamiliar with Italian law, "Article 519" covers sexual assault crimes. When Renato (Henri Vidal) refuses to marry his under-aged girlfriend Clara (Cosetta Greco), the girl's parents invoke Article 519. Renato is thrown in jail, thereby setting in motion a snowballing series of disasters. Eventually agreeing to marriage, Renato is a miserable husband. He finally realizes that he loves Clara when she comes to the aid of Renato's sister (Rosi Mazzacurati), who finds herself in a similar circumstance with her reluctant beau.