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Sweet Smell of Woman

7.3
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Original title
Profumo di donnaaka
AKA
  • Scent of a Woman
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi (Novel: Giovanni Arpino)
Music
Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography
Claudio Cirillo
Cast
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Producer
Dean Film
Genre
Comedy. Drama | Disability. Comedy-Drama
Synopsis / Plot
An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain, Fausto, who wants no pity, brooks no disagreement, and charges into every situation, nicknames the youth Cuccio ("Babyfat"), and spends the next few days ordering him about and generally behaving badly in public. In Rome, Fausto summons a priest to ask for his blessing; in Naples, where Fausto joins a blind lieutenant for drinking and revelry, the two soldiers talk quietly and seriously about "going through with it." Also in Naples is Sara, in love with Fausto, but treated cruelly by him. What do the blind soldiers plan? Can Sara soften Fausto's hardened heart?
Awards
1975: Oscar: 2 Nom. for Best Foreign Language Picture and Adapted Screenplay
1975: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Vittorio Gassman)
1975: César Awards: Best Foreign Film
1974: David di Donatello Awards: Best Director and Actor (Vittorio Gassman)
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