Pietro Germi

Seduced and Abandoned

Seduced and Abandoned

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.

Film Info

  • Pietro Germi
  • Italy
  • 1964
  • 117 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
  • Spine #350

Special 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

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Special 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

Seduced and Abandoned
Cast
Stefania Sandrelli
Agnese Ascalone
Saro Urzí
Vincenzo Ascalone
Aldo Puglisi
Peppino Califano
Lando Buzzanca
Antonio Ascalone
Lola Braccini
Amalia Califano
Leopoldo Trieste
Baron Rizieri
Umberto Spadaro
Cousin Ascalone
Paola Biggio
Matilde Ascalone
Credits
Director
Pietro Germi
Producer
Franco Cristaldi
Story by
Pietro Germi
Story by
Luciano Vincenzoni
Screenplay
Pietro Germi
Screenplay
Luciano Vincenzoni
Screenplay
Agenore Incrocci
Screenplay
Furio Scarpelli
Line producer
Antonio Musu
Cinematography
Aiace Parolin
Music
Carlo Rustichelli
Musical director
Pierluigi Urbini
Director of production
Luigi Giacosi
Art direction
Carlo Egidi
Editing
Roberto Cinquini

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