A Special Day

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Original title
Una giornata particolare
Running time
105 min.
Italy Italy
Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola
Armando Trovajoli
Pasqualino De Santis
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Compagnia Cinematografica Champion / Conafox Films lnc
Drama | 1930s. Friendship. Gay & Lesbian
Synopsis / Plot
Set during one of the massive rallies which marked the visit of Adolf Hitler to Mussolini’s Rome in May 1938. The story revolves around Antonietta and Gabriele, neighbors in the same apartment complex but strangers until they meet accidentally. They are worlds apart but get to know each other during the course of the day when the rest of the building’s residents are at the rally. Despite some incomprehension a close friendship and understanding develops between them.
1977: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (Mastroianni) and Foreign Film
1977: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Film
1977: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1977: David di Donatello Awards: Best Director and Actress (Sophia Loren)
1977: César Awards: Best Foreign Film
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