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La mandragola (1965)

Adaptation of the comic play by Macchiavelli about a man's attempt to bed a woman unable to have a child by pretending to be a doctor.

Director:

Alberto Lattuada

Writers:

Alberto Lattuada (screenplay), Niccolò Machiavelli (play) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Lucrezia
Philippe Leroy ... Callimaco
Jean-Claude Brialy ... Ligurio
Totò ... Il Frate
Romolo Valli ... Messer Nicia
Nilla Pizzi Nilla Pizzi ... La Madre
Armando Bandini ... Il servo de Ligurio
Pia Fioretti Pia Fioretti ... La francesina
Jacques Herlin ... Frate Predicatore
Donato Castellaneta Donato Castellaneta ... L'Uomo-Donna
Ugo Attanasio Ugo Attanasio ... Lo Stregone
Luigi Leoni Luigi Leoni
Renato Montalbano Renato Montalbano
Mino Bellei Mino Bellei ... Cliente Osteria
Walter Pinelli Walter Pinelli
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Adaptation of the comic play by Macchiavelli about a man's attempt to bed a woman unable to have a child by pretending to be a doctor.

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Parents should see MANDRAGOLA before deciding if it is a suitable film for their teenagers. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

6 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mandragola: The Love Root See more »

Filming Locations:

Urbino, Marche, Italy See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Magical Mandrake
25 October 2019 | by brogmillerSee all my reviews

An extremely watchable adaptation of the play by Machiavelli with a first rate cast headed by Philippe Leroy(so good in 'Le Trou') and the ravishing Rosanna Schiaffino who should really have succeeded Sophia Loren but was beaten to it by Claudia Cardinale! Romolo Valli, Nilla Pizzi and Jean-Claude Brialy all excellent. First class production values and marvellous camera work by Tonino delli Colli. I generally find Lattuarda's films to be workmanlike but with this he has surpassed himself. Bawdy and irreverent fun. Highly recommended.


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