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Woman of Rome (1954)

La romana (original title)
During the fascist era, Adriana a beautiful young model, becomes a prostitute after a love affair gone wrong. She meets Mino, a partisan who falls in love with her and wants to redeem her.

Director:

Luigi Zampa

Writers:

Alberto Moravia (novel), Alberto Moravia (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Lollobrigida ... Adriana Silenzi
Daniel Gélin ... Mino
Franco Fabrizi ... Gino
Raymond Pellegrin ... Astarita
Renato Tontini Renato Tontini ... Carlo Sonzogno
Pina Piovani Pina Piovani ... Madre di Adriana
Xenia Valderi ... Gisella
Gino Buzzanca Gino Buzzanca ... Riccardo
Mariano Bottino Mariano Bottino ... Tommaso
Mario Addobbati Mario Addobbati ... Tullio
Giovanni Di Benedetto Giovanni Di Benedetto ... Il pittore (as Gianni Di Benedetto)
Riccardo Garrone ... Giancarlo
Alberto Anselmi Alberto Anselmi
Bianca Maria Cerasoli Bianca Maria Cerasoli ... (as Bianca Cerasoli)
Ada Colangeli Ada Colangeli ... Padrona della pensione
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Storyline

During the fascist era, Adriana a beautiful young model, becomes a prostitute after a love affair gone wrong. She meets Mino, a partisan who falls in love with her and wants to redeem her. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Love was her profession...men were her career! See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 October 1954 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Woman of Rome See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Why was there no review up to now ?
24 February 2015 | by discount1957See all my reviews

I wonder why there's no review of this film up to now, not only because it's a very good movie. Beside of that, it features one of the biggest female movie-stars of the 20th century, Gina Lollobrigida, in an early leading role, in the prime of her beauty. To my taste, she appears here much more impressive than in later and better-known roles. The underlying story ('La Romana')was a big success in the USA in the year 1947, and millions of it were sold worldwide, was written by one of the most famous 20th-century-Italian writers, Alberto Moravia. The film itself is a late example of the equally famous Italian neorealistic style, with a depressing finale, regarding its heroine.

The story is set in the Italian fascist era (1935), full of tension, and very atmospheric. The streets, cars and people of the later post-war-Rome (1954, when the film was made)are shown in gritty black-and-white. In a sequence playing within a Cinema, film within film, one sees marching fascist Italian troops on the screen, giving a feeling as if you were a cinema-visitor yourself, and then the propaganda is suddenly cut short by an action of anti-fascists. In spite of a scene like this, the film centers on the individual aspects of the protagonists, rather than on the underlying political aspects.


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