ADUA AND HER FRIENDS

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ADUA AND HER FRIENDS

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Antonio Pietrangeli

1960  129 minutes  1.66:1  Italy

Editions: DVD and Blu-Ray

A rare masterpiece and a wonderful example of Italian Cinema starring two European film icons, Simone Signoret and Marcello Mastroianni, Adua and her Friends tells the story of four prostitutes forced to fend for themselves when a new law closes the bordellos of Rome.

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Synopsis

A rare masterpiece and a wonderful example of Italian Cinema starring two European film icons, Simone Signoret and Marcello Mastroianni, Adua and her Friends tells the story of four prostitutes forced to fend for themselves when a new law closes the bordellos of Rome. They pool their savings to open a trattoria, but find they cannot get a license. A prominent fixer with connections obtains the license for them, on the condition that they conduct their old business upstairs and pay him an exorbitant monthly fee. The works of Pietrangeli, one of the most talented members of the Italian neo-realism movement and capable of delivering gems such as Adua and her Friends and The Visitor definitely deserves to be revisited and to be exposed to a larger international audience.

Reviews

Simone Signoret is the thinking man’s Marilyn Monroe.
— The New York Times
Striking, engrossing and heart-wrenching, Adua e le compagne, deserves to be considered alongside the classics of Italian neo-realism
— Film4
Billed as a morality tale, Adua and her Friends explores the impossibility of rehabilitation in a society that cannot accept the possibility of change or redemption.
— Cultmovieforums

Cast and Credits

Director
Antonio Pietrangeli

Writer
Ruggero Maccari

Producer
Moris Ergas

Cast
Marcello MastroianniSandra MiloSimone Signoret

Cinematography
Armando Nannuzzi

Editing
Eraldo Da Roma

Music
Sebastián Yradier

Special Features

Introduction by Italian film historian Maurizio Poro.
Documentary: Before and After restoration.
An episode from the film, Amori di Mezzo Secolo, entitled Girandola 1910.
A fully illustrated Booklet including critical analysis of the film.
New Digital Transfer from Original 35mm Negative Print.
Digitally Restored and Remastered.
New and Improved English subtitle translation.

Production: Italy – 1960
Running time: 129 minutes, black and white
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Optional English
Audio: Dolby digital 2.0 Mono
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

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