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 sensation Divorce Italian Style, and in many ways it’s even more audacious.
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Frantic Italian dark comedy from director Pietro Germi is a sharp, never sentimental farce with clever twists and great over the top characters. The florid camerawork and editing and frenetic performances creates a manic comic energy - even if that that energy does get tiresome after a while, as the film is a bit too long. But it still manages to be entertaining to its sharp and cynical end.
Stylistic choices construct a film that invokes serious laughs but also highlights dramatic elements that make the film tragically dark. (Close ups especially and the almost rhythmic editing in the nightmarish sequences)
a very dark, somewhat comedic and very critical view of sicilian life. while i thought divorce italian style gave the same insight into this island's life (in more darkly comedic way), this film shows how far people will go to save face no matter the moral or ethical standards. i would have enjoyed it more if it wasn't so infuriating but i suppose that's what makes good cinema.
Una tragicomedia sobre la búsqueda absurda y deseperada de un hombre por mantener en pie el honor de su familia tras la pérdida de la virginidad de su hija. El guión se siente un poco caótico y desajustado tras el atentado fallido a Peppino, pero en general resulta divertida. La cámara y el montaje son asombrosamente dinámicos