Marriage Italian Style aka Matrimonio All' Italiana

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Teaming two of the biggest icons in Italian cinema history, Marriage Italian Style aka Matrimonio All'Italiana, sees the legendary Vittorio De Sica directing one of – if not the most – beautiful women to ever grace the screen, Sophia Loren in a tale of vivid characters and the foibles of their sex.

The film centres on a well to do, middle class couple (Loren and Marcello Mastroianni (8 1/2)), who appear to have life just as they like it. The problem arises when Domenico’s (Mastroianni) mistress grows tired of living her life on the side, and
seeks to become a more prominent feature in his life.

Marriage Italian Style will be released on DVD courtesy of Mr Bongo Films on 11 May 2009. A critically acclaimed and world-renowned director, De Sica created some of the most important films of the neorealistic age. His best received picture was The Bicycle Thieves, while the multi-award winning La Ciociara, widely regarded as a classic, garnered Sophia Loren an Oscar for her performance.

Screen siren Loren, (Two Women, El Cid), an internationally renowned figure of culture, is widely regarded to be one of the most beautiful women to have ever lived. She has performed alongside icons such as Charlton Heston, Paul Newman and Charlie Chaplin (in his last film).

1965 Academy Award Nomination – Best Actress – Sophia Loren
1966 Academy Award Nomination – Best Foreign Language Film




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