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A Special Day (Una giornata particolare) (1977)

A Special Day
8.2 Rating
(79 ratings)
8 IMDB rating

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Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren

Antonietta
John Vernon

John Vernon

Emanuele, the husband of Antonietta
Françoise Berd

Françoise Berd

Caretaker


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Maurizio Costanzo

Maurizio Costanzo

collaboration
Ruggero Maccari

Ruggero Maccari

screenplay


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A Special Day

3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 27 20:23
Anytime I see the names Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni together in a movie I always get high hopes. Who could forget their spicy and sexy comedies Marriage Italian Style or Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow? Or their sublime but difficult and depressing Sunflower? A Special Day is humane, sensitive and presents a similar political scheme with the novel Mrs. Dalloway: that one day, that one brie... read more
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Description: A Special Dayof the title is May 8, 1938 when there is a rally in Rome to celebrate Hitler's visit to Mussolini and his Italian allies. All of the dwellers in a high rise apartment complex attend the gathering except Antonietta (Sophia Loren), an exhausted mother of six children, Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni), a homosexual outcast a ... (more)
Release date: 1 October 1977
UPC: 029502675837
Italy (7), Drama (7), 1977 (6), 1970s (5), Fascism (4), Glbt (4), Infidelity (3), Italian (3), War (2), Romance (2), Rome (2), Not Foreign Language (1), Lgbt (1), World War II (1), WWII (1), Family Relationships (1), Love Story (1), Love (1), Self-esteem (1), Spiritual Cinema (1)
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A Special Day

“Anytime I see the names Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni together in a movie I always get high hopes. Who could forget their spicy and sexy comedies Marriage Italian Style or Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow? Or their sublime but difficult and depressing Sunflower? A Special Day is humane, sensitive and presents a similar political scheme with the novel Mrs. Dalloway: that one day, that one brief encounter can profoundly change your life and open your world. They also share the common thread of a housewife going about her normal business before tiny tremors in her life present the facts and details that have always been in front of her in sharp detail. She always saw them, but they were blurred and located in the edges of her vision. Mastroianni's character never truly evolves or changes” read more

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