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Hungry for Love (1960)

Adua e le compagne (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 16 September 1960 (Italy)
When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.

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Ruggero Maccari (story), Ettore Scola (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Simone Signoret ... Adua Giovannetti
Sandra Milo ... Lolita
Emmanuelle Riva ... Marilina (as Emmanuele Riva)
Gina Rovere Gina Rovere ... Caterina Zellero, detta Milly
Claudio Gora ... Ercoli
Ivo Garrani Ivo Garrani ... L'Avvocato - Adua's ex-customer
Gianrico Tedeschi Gianrico Tedeschi ... Stefano
Antonio Rais Antonio Rais ... Emilio
Duilio D'Amore Duilio D'Amore ... Brother Michele
Valeria Fabrizi Valeria Fabrizi ... Fosca (as Valeria Fabrizzi)
Luciana Gilli Luciana Gilli ... Dora - Piero's lover (as Gloria Gilli)
Enzo Maggio Enzo Maggio ... Calypso - Stefano's colleague
Roberto Meloni Roberto Meloni ... (as Roberto Melone)
Nando Angelini Nando Angelini ... (credit only)
Marcello Mastroianni ... Piero Salvagni
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Storyline

When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.

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Together for the First Time The Stars of "Room at the Top", "Divorce Italian Style", Hiroshima Mon Amour" "8 1/2" and "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"!

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

16 September 1960 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Adua and Her Friends See more »

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Production Co:

Zebra Films See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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This is the first time in her career that Sandra Milo dubs herself in a movie. Previously she had been dubbed by other actresses such as Rosetta Calavetta and Lydia Simoneschi. See more »

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Music by Domenico Modugno
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There are so many moments where this could easily have become sentimental and doesn't
20 January 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Very fine, gloriously black and white, very well acted drama involving four girls who decide to pool their resources and run a restaurant together when their brothel is closed down. There are so many moments where this could easily have become sentimental and doesn't and is much to the director's credit that this looks so good throughout. The jazz soundtrack is a great help as are the snatches or 'real life' - the steam trains rushing below car dealer Mastroianni's window, the fine moment in the main street when he passes off Signoret's failing car to another whilst slipping her into one more. But the best of all such sequences is the final shot upon the cobblestoned street in the pouring rain and without a cloying close-up, we all know exactly what the facial expression is. As I say all the acting is good but Signoret particularly puts in another excellent performance where she ranges from sexy to sad and energetic to dejected, but perhaps best of all her verbal onslaught upon 'the landlord'.


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