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Seven Beauties Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Italian filmmaker [[Performer~P116446~Lina Wertmuller~linawertmüller]] directs the black comedy Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties). During WWII, Pasqualino Frafuso ([[Performer~P91430~Giancarlo Giannini~giancarlogiannini]]) ends up lost in a dense forest along with fellow army deserter Francesco ([[Performer~P127621~Piero De Orio~pierodeorio]]). After they witness a mass execution by German soldiers, Francesco admits his moral opposition to the Nazis and Pasqualino reveals his criminal past in a series of flashbacks. Back in Naples, he was known as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties," a petty thief who lived off the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost. When Totonno ([[Performer~P14626~Mario Conti~marioconti]]) pimps out his sister Concettina ([[Performer~P23562~Elena Fiore~elenafiore]]), Pasqualino kills him, chops up his body, and mails each piece across the country. He is then arrested and sent to a mental institution, where he commits sexual assault against another patient. Kicked out of the asylum, he is sent to fight in the army. The Germans capture him and he gets sent to a concentration camp. He then plots to make his escape by demoralizing himself in an attempt to seduce a German officer ([[Performer~P68421~Shirley Stoler~shirleystoler]]). Seven Beauties was nominated for four Academy Awards in 1977, including Best Foreign Film. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:January 21, 1976

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Giancarlo Giannini Best Actor 1976 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Lina Wertmüller Best Director 1976 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lina Wertmüller Best Original Screenplay 1976 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lina Wertmüller Best Director 1976 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lina Wertmüller Best Foreign Language Film 1976 Nominee

Cast

Giancarlo Giannini
as Pasqualino Frafuso
Fernando Rey
as Pedro
Shirley Stoler
as Commandant
Elena Fiore
as Concettina
Mario Conti
as Totonno
Francesca Marciano
as Carolina
Roberto Herlitzka
as Socialist
Lucio Amelio
as Lawyer

Crew

Lina Wertmüller
Director
Lina Wertmüller
Producer
Giancarlo Giannini
Producer
Arrigo Colombo
Producer
Lina Wertmüller
Screenwriter
Tonino Delli Colli
Cinematographer
Enzo Jannacci
Composer (Music Score)
Franco Fraticelli
Editor
Enrico Job
Art Director
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