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Directed by Alfredo Giannetti • 1971 • Italy
Starring Anna Magnani, Vittorio Caprioli, Christian Hay
The third installment in a trilogy directed by the Oscar-winning writer of DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE and starring cinematic icon Anna Magnani about the experiences of Italian women across twentient-century history, THE AUTOMOBILE tells the story of Anna, a retired Roman sex worker who has grown dissatisfied with her lonely life. Searching for an escape, she purchases a convertible that she hopes will be her ticket to freedom. But upon venturing outside the city, Anna discovers that the people and situations she encounters are far different—and more dangerous—than she expected.