Seven Beauties

Seven Beauties

Director: Lina Wertmüller Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey, Shirley Stoler

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Overview

Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmuller directs the black comedy Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties). During WWII, Pasqualino Frafuso (Giancarlo Giannini) ends up lost in a dense forest along with fellow army deserter Francesco (Piero De Orio). After they witness a mass execution by German soldiers, Francesco admits his moral opposition to the Nazis and Pasqualino reveals his criminal past in a series of flashbacks. Back in Naples, he was known as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties," a petty thief who lived off the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost. When Totonno (Mario Conti) pimps out his sister Concettina (Elena Fiore), Pasqualino kills him, chops up his body, and mails each piece across the country. He is then arrested and sent to a mental institution, where he commits sexual assault against another patient. Kicked out of the asylum, he is sent to fight in the army. The Germans capture him and he gets sent to a concentration camp. He then plots to make his escape by demoralizing himself in an attempt to seduce a German officer (Shirley Stoler). Seven Beauties was nominated for four Academy Awards in 1977, including Best Foreign Film.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2017
UPC: 0738329208752
Original Release: 1975
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 26,090

Special Features

Booklet essays by Director Allison Anders and Film Historian Claudia Consolati, Ph. D; Excerpt from Behind the White Glasses, a documentary on Lina Wertmüller; Interview with Director Amy Heckerling; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Giancarlo Giannini Pasqualino Frafuso
Fernando Rey Pedro
Shirley Stoler Commandant
Elena Fiore Concettina
Ermelinda de Felice Mother
Piero di Otio Francesco
Roberto Herlitzka Socialist
Doriglia Palmi Doctor
Lucio Amelio Lawyer
Mario Conti Totonno
Francesca Marciano Carolina
Enzo Vitale Don Raffaele

Technical Credits
Lina Wertmüller Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Tonino Delli Colli Cinematographer
Arrigo Colombo Producer
Franco Fraticelli Editor
Giancarlo Giannini Producer
Enzo Jannacci Score Composer
Enrico Job Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Seven Beauties
1. Pasqualino [9:51]
2. Family [8:35]
3. Dishonor [9:25]
4. Captured [11:26]
5. A New Man [9:07]
6. Big Bag of Wind [11:00]
7. Monster of Naples [4:03]
8. Easy Street [8:36]
9. Seduction [11:54]
10. No Choice [17:20]
11. Chapter 11 [15:02]
1. Chapter 1 [16:21]

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