reż|dir Pietro Germi | IT | 1961 | 104 min
prod|pro Franco Cristaldi scen|wr Ennio De Concini, Agenore Incrocci, Pietro Germi, Alfredo Giannetti zdj|ph Carlo Di Palma, Leonida Barboni muz|mus Carlo Rustichelli mon|ed Roberto Cinquini ob|cast Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Angela Cardile, Margherita Girelli, Antonio Acqua, Lando Buzzanca dys|dis Cristaldi Film
Vigorous and brilliant comedy by the master of the genre, Pietro Germi. The leading role is performed by Fefé Cefalu, a Sicilian middle-aged aristocrat. The man, disappointed and bored with his marriage, endows young, attractive Angela with a keen regard. Divorce is not an option, as in the 60s the Italian legislation did not allow such a solution. It provided, however, for an extraordinary leniency for the husband who would murder his wife after finding out that he cheated on him. Therefore, the Baron decides to find an irresistible lure for his wife.
1963 Oscars – Oscar for Screenplay (Ennio De Concini, Pietro Germi, Alfredo Giannetti), nominated in the categories: Best Director (Pietro Germi), Best Actor (Marcello Mastroianni)
1963 Golden Globe Awards – Award for Best Actor (Marcello Mastroianni) and for Best Foreign Film