Made in Italy


1h 54m 1967

Film Details

Also Known As
À l'italienne
Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
New York opening: 30 Apr 1967
Production Company
Documento Film; Orsay Films
Distribution Company
Royal Films International
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Composed of 32 vignettes depicting life in modern-day Italy, the film is divided into five chapters: "Habits and Customs," "Work," "Women," "Citizens--the State--and Church," and "The Family." Linked together by scenes of four Italian laborers flying to Stockholm to look for work are incidents such as the following: Tourists in Florence are able to locate places of historical interest only by asking other tourists for directions; bored sophisticates in Rome amuse themselves by dining in the Trastevere section where they are insulted and rudely served; a young husband-to-be is relieved to learn that even though his fiancée has been involved in theft, kidnaping, and homicide, she is still a virgin; a Roman lover goes to great lengths to seduce a married woman and then finds it impossible to get rid of her; bridal gowns in a shop window are admired by a weeping nun; Virginia, a defenseless woman, describes to Renato, her former boyfriend, how she suffered at the hands of her recently deceased patron; the teenaged daughter of an ill-tempered janitor attempts to pose as a socialite; Diana, the beautiful owner of a Ferrari, allows herself to be picked up by Orlando, who is interested only in her car; impoverished villagers stare at posters urging them to "Help India"; the regally appointed offices of a financial magnate belong to a monsignor of the Catholic Church; Lamporecchi, a Roman citizen in need of an identification card, shuttles from office to office only to learn that the computers indicate that he does not exist; a young wife finds her husband in bed with another woman, and after listening to his explanations she apologizes for misunderstanding the situation; Anna, an Italian mother, shepherds her three small children, her shiftless husband, and her aged mother-in-law across three lanes of traffic to buy some ice cream and then discovers that the store is back on the other side of the highway.

Film Details

Also Known As
À l'italienne
Release Date
Jan 1967
Premiere Information
New York opening: 30 Apr 1967
Production Company
Documento Film; Orsay Films
Distribution Company
Royal Films International
Country
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Filmed on location in Rome, Taormina, Catania, Amalfi, Naples, Venice, Turin, Milan, Florence, and Stockholm. Opened in Paris in April 1967 as À l'italienne; running time: 105 min; in Rome in December 1965 as Made in Italy; running time: 130 min. Italian chapter names: "La traversata," "Creatura indifesa," "Colpi di fulmine," "Ogni bel gioco," "Il contrattacco," "Il labirinto," "Il laureato," "Cenerentola." Additional cast members Aldo Fabrizi, Nino Castelnuovo, and Peppino De Filippo appear only in the Italian release version.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1965

dubbed

Techniscope

Released in United States 1965