Thirty-something stunning beauty Pina (Sandra Milo) is looking for a man to take her away from the tiny village where she lives. For months now she has been trying to find the right one – a man with a solid career, a family in mind, and plenty of stamina. Adolfo (Francois Perier) lives in Rome running a profitable business. Looking to share his life with that special person willing to raise a family Adolfo replies to Pina’s ad. The couple arranges to meet in the village where Pina lives and see what happens. Perhaps faith has a plan for them! When the two finally meet Pina quickly concludes that Adolfo is the one. He appears noble, cultured, and ready for a serious commitment – Pina can hardly believe her luck! —dvdtalk.com
Antonio Pietrangeli (born January 19, 1919 in Rome, Gaeta, died July 12, 1968) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Pietrangeli was a major practitioner of the Commedia all’italiana genre.
He started writing film reviews for famous Italian cinema magazines such as Bianco e nero and Cinema. As a screenwriter, Pietrangeli’s work included Ossessione directed by Visconti, Fabiola by Blasetti, Europa ’51 by Rossellini, and La lupa by Lattuada.
His directing debut was Il sole negli occhi (1953). Career highlights include Io la conoscevo bene (1965) and Adua e le compagne (1960).
He died in a car accident in 1969 while working on Come, quando, perché, which was completed by Valerio Zurlini. —Wikipedia
Among the Italian filmmakers of the '50s-'60s that were forgotten and have now been rediscovered by today's cineaste, Antonio Pietrangeli's "La Visita" is true commedia all'italiana. Featuring a wonderful performance by Sandra Milo and Francois Perier, "La Visita" is an enjoyable comedy that takes on a disillusioned point of view of life between two lonely individuals who meet each other after corresponding by mail.
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