Both the Duke and Duchess have an eye for beauty and other partners. The Duke presently fancies a young woman who poses as an artist’s model. The Duchess has her eye on the famous artist, Benvenuto Cellini, who is in the palace making a set of gold plates to be used at ducal banquets.
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Four nominations for the Academy awards and based on a play. More a farce about dangerous liaisons than an action movie. So close your eyes and forget the funny clothes and the cardboard set pieces; you will then enjoy a comedy of manners that could take place in Florence as well as Los Angeles and during the Medicis era as well as nowadays. Already forgotten.
Benvenuto Cellini, jeune artiste hédoniste, coquin et coureur, tombe amoureux de son modèle Angela. Cependant, il ne tarde pas à remarquer la belle Duchesse de Florence, dont le mari, quant à lui, se sent de plus en plus attiré par Angela. Fort moyen !