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The Seduction of Mimi

Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore

Directed by Lina Wertmüller
Italy, 1972
Comedy, Drama


Giancarlo Giannini, Wertmüller’s actor of choice, gives a wonderfully comic performance as the sad sack “Mimi”, a Sicilian laborer whose refusal to vote for the Mafia’s candidate leads him to lose his job, his wife and his home—before finding love with a beautiful radical.

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The Seduction of Mimi Directed by Lina Wertmüller

Critics reviews

It combines the wonderfully intriguing, albeit disorienting, albeitpolitical nuances of Italian cinema with a sort of broad comedy that has at its center Giancarlo Giannini’s Chaplinesque charm.
May 19, 2017
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