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Divorce Italian Style

Spine #286

Apr 26, 2005

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Divorce Italian Style

Directed By: Pietro Germi
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste, Odoardo Spadaro, Angela Cardile, Margherita Girelli
Licensor: Cristaldi Films

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Baron Ferdinando Cefal├╣ (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile young cousin Angela (Stefania Sandrelli), but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia (Daniela Rocca). His solution? Since divorce is illegal, he hatches a plan to lure his spouse into the arms of another and then murder her in a justifiable effort to save his honor. The Criterion Collection is proud to present director Pietro Germi's hilarious and cutting satire of Sicilian male-chauvinist culture, winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

  • Pietro Germi: The Man with the Cigar in His Mouth, a 39-minute documentary by critic and filmmaker Mario Sesti featuring interviews with Germi's longtime friends and collaborators
  • Delighting in Contrasts, a new 30-minute collection of interviews with Sesti and actors Lando Buzzanca and Stefania Sandrelli discussing Germi on the set of Divorce Italian Style
  • An interview with screenwriter Ennio De Concini
  • Rare screen-test footage of actresses Daniela Rocca and Stefania Sandrelli


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