Commedia alla Pietrangeli

Commedia alla Pietrangeli

2 Episodes

Though he began his career as a collaborator on early neorealist touchstones by Luchino Visconti and Roberto Rossellini, Antonio Pietrangeli soon found his voice as one the foremost practitioners of the irreverent art of commedia all’italiana. This pairing of two of Pietrangeli’s finest—the cutting sex farce THE VISITOR and the tragicomic celebrity-culture satire I KNEW HER WELL—displays the deft touch of an astute social observer whose early death cut short a brilliant career just as it was blossoming.

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Commedia alla Pietrangeli
  • The Visitor

    Episode 1

    Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli • 1963 • Italy
    Starring Sandra Milo, François Périer, Mario Adorf

    Hoping to find a man to take her away from her tiny village, thirtysomething beauty Pina (Sandra Milo) takes out an ad in the personal column—and reels in Adolfo (François Périer), a seemingly charm...

  • I Knew Her Well

    Episode 2

    Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli • 1965 • Italy
    Starring Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy

    Following the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana (DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE’s Stefania Sandrelli) as she chases her dreams in the Rome of LA DOLCE VITA, I KNEW HER WELL is at once a delight...