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A Special Day (Una giornata particolare) (1977)

A Special Day
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Sophia Loren Sophia Loren
Antonietta
John Vernon John Vernon
Emanuele, the husband of Antonietta
Françoise Berd Françoise Berd
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Ruggero Maccari Ruggero Maccari
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Ettore Scola Ettore Scola
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A Special Day

5 years, 2 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 and the building's ill-tempered concierge (Francoise Berd). The woman who has been regarded as nothing more than a baby machine by her macho fascist husband and the gay radio announcer who lost his job and is at the point of suicide find together a sense of mutual affirmation at persons. Their verbal ... (more)
Release date: 1 October 1977
UPC: 029502675837
Tags: Italy (8), Drama (8), 1977 (6), 1970s (5), Fascism (5), Glbt (4), Infidelity (3), Italian (3), Gay (2), Homosexual (2), Rome (2), Romance (2), War (2), Radio Broadcast (1), Military Parade (1), Nazi (1), Homosexuality (1), 1930s (1), Housewife (1), Coffee Grinder (1)
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