What if you lust after your pure yet sexy cousin (Stefania Sandrelli), but are thwarted by a mustachioed spouse (Daniela Rocca)? If you're a Sicilian aristo, the epitome of Italian masculinity (Marcello Mastroianni), you arrange events so you can play the murderously jealous husband. (The Italian court won’t grant a divorce, but a crime passionnel warrants a judicial wink and a nod.) An Oscar-winning script full of black hilarity, with a suitably soigné Mastroianni, sporting a perfectly groomed little mustache and sleeked-down hair, lounge-lizard style. Nominated for three Academy Awards and Winner for Best Foreign Film in 1961.

  • Directed By Pietro Germi
  • 1961
  • Italy
  • Italian
  • 118 minutes