Cast & Crew
LOVE AND LANGUAGE: Gerlando, a Sicilian peasant, arrives in Milan and discovers that his dialect is incomprehensible to the Milanese. He is befriended by taxicab driver Trapattoni, who takes Gerlando home and introduces him to his daughter, Susy. Gerlando stays on and falls in love with Susy, who teaches him correct Italian. They eventually marry, and Gerlando takes up his father-in-law's vocation and amuses himself by waiting at the train station for bumpkins like himself and ridiculing them for their coarse ways. LOVE AND LIFE: Irma, who has taken a lover, sets a trap for her unfaithful husband in order to win her freedom. Taking advantage of her husband's weakness for beautiful women, she engages Rosa, a voluptuous model and call girl, as a housemaid. The plan works, and Irma surprises her husband in bed with Rosa. In gratitude, she telephones Rosa the next day to offer her compliments, but it is her lover who answers. LOVE AND ART: When screenwriter Franco Lampredi cannot complete his script for film producer Pallotta, he hires a secretary to help with the work load. Livia, his wife, becomes jealous of the attractive secretary, and Pallotta sends male typist Mingozzi, who is also an aspiring screenwriter, to assist Lampredi. Soon Mingozzi is doing all the writing. Lampredi is so flattered by the producer's compliments that he overlooks the affair Mingozzi and Livia are having. LOVE AND DEATH: Visiting his wife's grave, Matteo, a middle-aged industrialist, finds a beautiful young mourner sobbing at a nearby grave. Luisa, the mourner, is disconsolate over the death of her young husband. Matteo drives her to his home, and, united by grief, they quickly become lovers. At each new embrace, her tears flow afresh, rekindling his passion. In the morning, Luisa becomes upset at a sculptor's demand for 1,000,000 lire to complete her husband's tomb. Matteo writes her a check for the sum and returns to Milan revitalized by a new burst of youthful energy. Unable to concentrate on his work, however, he goes to Luisa's apartment, only to find that she has moved and left no forwarding address. Matteo returns to the cemetery and sees the beautiful black-garbed figure sobbing at another new grave. As Luisa begins to faint, another middle-aged mourner leaps from his wife's grave to catch her in his arms.
Tonino Delli Colli
Carlo Di Palma
Dario Di Palma
Produced in Italy in 1963 as Amore in 4 dimensioni. Opened in Paris in May 1966 as L'amour en 4 dimensions. Jacques Romain is a pseudonym for Mino Guerrini. In at least one review, Elena Martini's name is rendered Lena von Martens.