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Italian Directors - Pietro Germi

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Seduced and Abandoned
Pietro Germi
One of the funniest Italian films ever - a comedy about the Sicilian code of honor, in which an unexpected chain of events is set in motion after an equally unexpected seduction, with truly hilarious results. With Stefania Sandrelli. In Italian with English subtitles. Italy 1963 118 mins.
Videocassette | $44.95  


Italian Directors - Pietro Germi


Divorce - Italian Style
Pietro Germi
The adult comedy sensation that started it all. Marcello Mastroianni is a Sicilian nobleman who, tiring of his fatuous and fawning wife, begins directing his attentions toward his teenage cousin. In an attempt to end his problems once and for all, he devises a plan to catch his wife cheating so he can kill her...but first he must find her a lover! This is a Criterion Collection Edition 2-DVD set, and includes 39-minute documentary by critic and filmmaker Mario Sesti (Pietro Germi: The Man with the Cigar in His Mouth), interview featuring Stefania Sandrelli, Lando Buzzanca, and Mario Sesti discussing Germi on the set of Divorce Italian Style plus an interview with screenwriter Ennio De Concini (Delighting in Contrasts), screen-test footage of Daniela Rocca and Stefania Sandrelli, new essay by Stuart Klawans, new English subtitle translation, and more. In Italian with English subtitles. Italy, 1962, 104 mins.
DVD | $59.95  

The Railroad Man
Pietro Germi
The great Pietro Germi (Divorce - Italian Style) directs and stars in this oft-overlooked masterpiece of Italian Neorealism. Germi plays a comfortably employed railroad worker whose domestic troubles lead to a feeling of encroaching despair. Panned by many Italian critics upon its release, Germi's early film can today be recognized as a bold attempt to come to terms with the existential dread plaguing post-WWII society. Winner of the Critics Choice Award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. 2-DVD Set. Includes Pietro Germi: A Classic on its Own featurette, featuring interviews with directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actresses, screen tests, collectible booklet with biographical information, poster and still gallery, and trailer. In Italian with English subtitles. Italy 1956 115 mins.
DVD | $44.95  

Seduced and Abandoned
Pietro Germi
One of the funniest Italian films ever - a comedy about the Sicilian code of honor, in which an unexpected chain of events is set in motion after an equally unexpected seduction, with truly hilarious results. With Stefania Sandrelli. In Italian with English subtitles. Italy 1963 118 mins.
Videocassette | $44.95