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75 Ratings

The Conjugal Bed

L'ape regina

Directed by Marco Ferreri
France, Italy, 1963
Comedy, Drama


A 40 years old man, Alfonso, finally succeeds to marry a virgin, educate, beautiful and very catholic woman. But soon she, Regina, starts stressing him because she wants to be pregnant. When the stress is at its peak Regina at last gets pregnant.

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The Conjugal Bed Directed by Marco Ferreri

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1963 | Winner: Best Actress

Golden Globes (USA)

1964 | Nominee: Best Actress - Drama

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1964 | Winner: Best Actor

1964 | Nominee: Best Original Story

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