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La moglie più bella / The Most Beautiful Wife (1970) Damiano Damiani, Alessio Orano, Ornella Muti, Tano Cimarosa, Crime, Drama

La moglie piu bella (1970)
Based on the story of Franca Viola and Filippo Melodia. In Sicily, as a Mafia boss leaves for prison, he advises Vito, a young man who’s his potential successor, to marry a virtuous and poor woman. Vito’s eye settles on Francesca, only 15, but lovely and self-possessed. Among her virtues are high self worth and forthright speech, so although she falls in love with Vito, she won’t bow down to him. Believing he’s losing face, he has his boys kidnap her and he rapes her. Then, he tells her he’ll still marry her. Instead, she files charges. Her parents, brother, and neighbors refuse to support her. Will she break? Will Vito continue his assaults?
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Swann In Love / Un amour de Swann (1984) Volker Schlöndorff, Jeremy Irons, Ornella Muti, Alain Delon, Drama, Romance

Swann In Love (1984)
Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the most powerful and fashionable circles of Paris in the 1890’s. When he falls in love with Odette de Crecy, a courtesan, his friends warn him against marriage. Proving himself a silly and socially-foul goose, Swann ducks his social responsibilities, Odette ensnares him, and he is gently but firmly cast out of society amidst everyone’s great politeness.
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