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Pane, Amore e Fantasia Details

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[[Performer~P87213~Vittorio De Sica~vittoriodesica]] plays the middle-aged marshal of carabiniers in a remote Italian mountain village. He's anxious to marry, and selects young [[Performer~P43009~Gina Lollobrigida~ginalollobrigida]] as his bride; but she is already in love with [[Performer~P87213~De Sica~vittoriodesica]]'s shy subordinate [[Performer~P60376~Roberto Risso~robertorisso]]. Mistaking her headstrong behavior as promiscuity, [[Performer~P87213~De Sica~vittoriodesica]] makes advances towards her, but she spurns him. Forsaking the girl to the arms of Risso, [[Performer~P87213~De Sica~vittoriodesica]] decides to settle for village midwife [[Performer~P48573~Marisa Merlini~marisamerlini]]. Originally titled Pane, Amore, e Fantasia when released in Italy, Bread, Love and Dreams contains what some regard as [[Performer~P43009~Gina Lollobrigida~ginalollobrigida]]'s best and most naturalistic performance. The film's popularity resulted in two sequels, both with [[Performer~P43009~Lollobrigida~ginalollobrigida]]: [[Feature~V92396~Pane, Amore e Gelosia~paneamoreegelosia]] (US title: [[Feature~V92396~Frisky~paneamoreegelosia]]) and the open-ended [[Feature~V135123~Pane, Amore e...~paneamoree]] (released in the states as [[Feature~V135123~Scandal in Sorrento~paneamoree]]). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 20, 1954

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Luigi Comencini Best British Film 1954 Nominee

Cast

Vittorio De Sica
as The Marshal
Gina Lollobrigida
as The Girl, "Frisky"
Marisa Merlini
as Midwife, "Annarella"
Virgilio Riento
as Priest, "Dom Emidio"
Roberto Risso
as The Carabiniere, "Stelluti"
Tina Pica
as Housekeeper, "Caramel"
Vittoria Crispo
as The Mother
Memmo Carotenuto
as Another Carabiniere

Crew

Luigi Comencini
Director
William Girdler
Producer
Luigi Comencini
Screenwriter
Arturo Gallea
Cinematographer
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