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Divorce, Italian Style Details

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To fully appreciate the international box-office bonanza Divorce, Italian Style (Divorzio All'Italiana), one must remember that back in 1962, divorce was illegal in Italy. Ferdinando Cefalú(Marcello Mastroianni) would love to unload his demanding, sex-starved, monumentally unappealing wife, Rosalia (Daniela Rocca), but he can't take the legal means open to his American counterparts. Ferdinando can, however, kill off his wife and receive a light sentence...provided he catches the lady committing adultery. The trick now is to make his plate-of-potatoes spouse attractive enough so that some other man will accommodate Ferdinando by cuckolding him. Divorce, Italian Style not only cleaned up financially, but also won several international film awards, as well as an Oscar nomination for Marcello Mastroianni. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 17, 1962

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ennio de Concini Best Original Screenplay 1962 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pietro Germi Best Original Screenplay 1962 Winner
Directors Guild of America Pietro Germi Best Director 1962 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pietro Germi Best Director 1962 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Pietro Germi Best Film - Any Source 1963 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Marcello Mastroianni Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1962 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Marcello Mastroianni Best Actor 1962 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Marcello Mastroianni Best Foreign Actor 1963 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alfredo Giannetti Best Original Screenplay 1962 Winner

Cast

Marcello Mastroianni
as Ferdinando
Daniela Rocca
as Rosalia
Stefania Sandrelli
as Angela
Leopoldo Trieste
as Carmelo Patane
Margherita Girelli
as Sisina
Odoardo Spadaro
as Don Gaetano
Angela Cardile
as Agnese
Laura Tomiselli
as Zia Fifidda
Ugo Torrente
as Don Calogero
Lando Buzzanca
as Rosario Mule
Bianca Castagnetta
as Donna Matilde
Pietro Tordi
as Attorney DeMarzi
Bianca Castagnetta
as Donna Matilde
Ugo Torrente
as Don Calogero
Lando Buzzanca
as Rosario Mule
Laura Tomiselli
as Zia Fifidda

Crew

Pietro Germi
Director
Franco Cristaldi
Producer
Pietro Germi
Screenwriter
Ennio de Concini
Screenwriter
Alfredo Giannetti
Screenwriter
Leonida Barboni
Cinematographer
Carlo Rustichelli
Composer (Music Score)
Roberto Cinquini
Editor
Carlo Egidi
Production Designer
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