A citizen of the Veneto in her sixties. Three stories of “love in the country”: a pseudo Don Giovanni confesses his impotence to the doctor in confidence but he becomes betrayed by him – the medic speaks about his patient with some befriend gossips; a bank employee, after a tormented affair with the young waitress of a bar, returns to be single – disappointed and made bitter; some boys exploit the gratitude of an ingenuous girl from the vicinity. Her father denunciates them but withdraws all efforts after getting a compensation and saves them from jail.
Director: Pietro Germi.
Stars: Virna Lisi, Gastone Moschin, Nora Ricci, Alberto Lionello, Olga Villi, Franco Fabrizi, Beba Loncar, Franco Fabrizi, Nora Ricci, Gigi Ballista, Gia Sandri, Quinto Parmeggiani, Moira Orfei, Aldo Puglisi, Gustavo D’Arpe, Alberto Rabagliati, Patrizia Valturri.
1966 Cannes Film Festival – Winner of the Palme d’Or.
1967 Golden Globes – Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
AKA The Birds, the Bees and the Italians
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