Seduced and Abandoned Seduced and Abandoned

Seduced and Abandoned

Pietro Germi

 
Seduced and Abandoned (Criterion DVD)

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  • Italy
  • 1964
  • 117 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #350

Shotgun weddings, kidnapping, attempted murder, emergency dental work—the things Don Vincenzo will do to restore his family’s honor! Pietro Germi’s Seduced and Abandoned was the follow-up to his international sensation Divorce Italian Style, and in many ways it’s even more audacious—a rollicking yet raw series of escalating comic calamities that ensue in a small village when sixteen-year-old Agnese (the beautiful Stefania Sandrelli) loses her virginity at the hands of her sister’s lascivious fiance. Merciless and mirthful, Seduced and Abandoned skewers Sicilian social customs and pompous patriarchies with a sly, devilish grin.

Cast

Agnese AscaloneStefania Sandrelli
Vincenzo Ascalone Saro Urzí
Peppino Califano Aldo Puglisi
Antonio Ascalone Lando Buzzanca
Amalia Califano Lola Braccini
Baron Rizieri Leopoldo Trieste
Cousin AscaloneUmberto Spadaro
Matilde Ascalone Paola Biggio

Credits

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Commedia all’italiana, Germi Style, featuring new interviews with screenwriters Furio Scarpelli and Luciano Vincenzoni and Italian film scholar Mario Sesti
  • Interviews with actors Stefania Sandrelli and Lando Buzzanca
  • Stefania Sandrelli screen test
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Irene Bignardi

    New cover by Michael Allred

Film Essays

Seduced and Abandoned: Honor and Family

By Irene Bignardi August 28, 2006

Once upon a time, in a country of the old, civilized Europe, an article of the civil code allowed a rapist to go free if the victim agreed to marry him. The wedding voided the crime. And once . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Seduced and Abandoned: Honor and Family

By Irene Bignardi August 28, 2006

Once upon a time, in a country of the old, civilized Europe, an article of the civil code allowed a rapist to go free if the victim agreed to marry him. The wedding voided the crime. And once . . . Read more »