Le amiche


1h 44m 1962

Brief Synopsis

A self-made woman, coming from humble means, travels to Turin to scout locations for her successful beauty salon chain. At the hotel, she encounters some upper-middle class bourgeois women and finds herself drawn into their friendships.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Girl Friends
Genre
Romance
Drama
Foreign
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York showing: 4 Jan 1962
Production Company
Titanus; Trionfalcine
Distribution Company
Premiere Films
Country
Italy
Location
Turin, Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Tre donne sole" by Cesare Pavese in La bella estate (Turin, 1949).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

Clelia leaves her job as a couturier in a fashionable Rome dress shop and goes home to Turin to set up a boutique. After moving into a hotel, she makes several new friends, including Rosetta Savoni, a next door neighbor who is unable to get along with her wealthy parents; Lorenzo, a painter who is jealous of his wife Nene's artistic abilities; and Momina de Stefani, a bored sophisticate. Rosetta is having an unhappy love affair with Lorenzo and attempts suicide, even though Nene is willing to tolerate their relationship. Meanwhile, Clelia falls in love with Carlo, an architect's assistant, but discards any consideration of marriage because his meager income would force them to live in poverty. When Lorenzo finally admits that he prefers his work to Rosetta and Nene and that both women bore him, Rosetta kills herself, and Lorenzo eventually returns to his wife. Clelia is fired from her job when she becomes hysterical over the death of her friend, and she leaves for Rome.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Girl Friends
Genre
Romance
Drama
Foreign
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York showing: 4 Jan 1962
Production Company
Titanus; Trionfalcine
Distribution Company
Premiere Films
Country
Italy
Location
Turin, Italy
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Tre donne sole" by Cesare Pavese in La bella estate (Turin, 1949).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Turin. Opened in Rome in November 1955. Also known as The Girl Friends.

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Silver Prize at the 1955 Venice Film Festival.

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States September 7, 1955

Released in United States Winter January 4, 1962

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 23-May 7, 2009.)

Released in United States Winter January 4, 1962

First shown at Venice Film Festival September 7, 1955.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 23-May 7, 2009.

Released in United States September 7, 1955 (First shown at Venice Film Festival September 7, 1955.)