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Divorce, Italian Style

Divorce, Italian Style

Directors: Pietro Germi
105 min
Comedy Italian Style
Comedy Focus

Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile young cousin Angela, but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia. His solution? Since divorce is illegal, he hatches a plan to lure his spouse into the arms of another and then murder her in a justifiable effort to save his honor. Director Pietro Germi’s (Seduced And Abandoned) hilarious and cutting satire of Sicilian male-chauvinist culture was awarded the 1962 Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay.

Year: 1961

Part of Comedy, Italian Style: This year, the Festival celebrates Italian cinema with a look back at beloved comedies covering five decades.

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Pietro Germi
Year of Italian Culture
Italian Film Commission
Casale de Giglio
Italian Cultural Institute