What if you lust after your pure yet sexy cousin (Stefania Sandrelli), but are thwarted by your mustachioed wife (Daniela Rocca)? If you’re a Sicilian aristo, the epitome of masculinity (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, including best actor for Mastroianni, and winner for best foreign-language film. 35mm print from Istituto Luce Cinecittà.
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