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Una Giornata Particolare Details

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The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, [[Performer~P43272~Sophia Loren~sophialoren]] strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loreon and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life. Beyond the "sensational" aspect of virile Marcello Mastoianni playing a gay character, A Special Day garnered a great deal of American attention when the stars promoted the film on the very first installment of PBS's [[Feature~V13644~Dick Cavett Show~dickcavettshow[tvseries]]] (that's the one in which Mastroianni might have said the F-word). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 17, 1977

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Academy of Cinema Ettore Scola Best Foreign Film 1977 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ettore Scola Best Foreign Language Film 1977 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Marcello Mastroianni Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Marcello Mastroianni Best Actor 1977 Nominee

Crew

Ettore Scola
Director
Carlo Ponti
Producer
Maurizio Costanzo
Screenwriter
Ettore Scola
Screenwriter
Ruggero Maccari
Screenwriter
Pasqualino De Santis
Cinematographer
Armando Trovajoli
Composer (Music Score)
Raimondo Crociani
Editor
Luciano Ricceri
Production Designer
Enrico Sabbatini
Costume Designer
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