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495 Ratings

THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI

Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore

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Directed by Lina Wertmüller
Italy, 1972
Comedy, Drama
      Italian
      English

Synopsis

Mimi, a Sicilian laborer, loses his job, wife, and home after refusing to vote for the Mafia’s candidate. He revives his spirits by falling in love with the beautiful, radical Fiorella, with whom he starts a new life as a reliable husband and father, but the past comes back to haunt him…

Our take

Has any national cinema satirized its homeland better than Italy? The Seduction of Mimi brought Lina Wertmüller international fame, winning her Best Director at Cannes. This ferociously raucous, unrestrained sex comedy ties political corruption, culture, and libido together and sends them spinning.

Synopsis

Mimi, a Sicilian laborer, loses his job, wife, and home after refusing to vote for the Mafia’s candidate. He revives his spirits by falling in love with the beautiful, radical Fiorella, with whom he starts a new life as a reliable husband and father, but the past comes back to haunt him…

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The Seduction of MimiDirected byLina Wertmüller
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1972
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
1973 | 2 wins including: Best Actor
David di Donatello Awards
1972 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

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