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Duck in Orange Sauce (1975)

L'anatra all'arancia (original title)
When facing a request of divorce, Livio accepts, but sets up a last weekend together with his secretary and his wife's lover.

Director:

Luciano Salce

Writers:

Bernardino Zapponi (screenplay), William Douglas-Home (play) (as William Douglas Home) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Monica Vitti ... Lisa Stefani
Ugo Tognazzi ... Livio Stefani
Barbara Bouchet ... Patty
John Richardson ... John Hardy
Sabina De Guida Sabina De Guida ... Cecilia
Antonio Allocca Antonio Allocca ... Carmine
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When facing a request of divorce, Livio accepts, but sets up a last weekend together with his secretary and his wife's lover.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Duck in Orange Sauce See more »

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Production Co:

Capital Films See more »
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Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When it was first aired in Portugal, it started a minor political riot because of alleged explicit scenes. The Public TV administrator went on air after the movie, apologizing for showing such content, which turned a minor incident into a major political issue. Nowadays, no one would even give the scene where the actress shows her bottom a second thought. See more »

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Duck in Orange Sauce
27 September 1999 | by Smalling-2See all my reviews

When the wife wants to leave her husband in preference of a romantic Frenchman, the husband seemingly does not raise difficulties and invites his rival, along with his own secretary, for a weekend. His real purpose is taking her wife back through an elaborate plan.

Sometimes sophisticated, but more often farcical comedy based on a minor boulevard play. An undistinguished, ordinary entertainment that nevertheless is deftly acted and manages to amuse most of the time.


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