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Wifemistress

R 1977 1h 50m Comedy Drama List
40% Tomatometer 5 Reviews
Unfaithful husband Luigi (Marcello Mastroianni) goes into hiding after being wrongfully accused of murder. Holed up in a room right across from his timid wife, Antonia (Laura Antonelli), he watches her transformation from sickly and depressed to a woman of decisive action. Antonia takes over Luigi's business and discovers his mistresses and writings on female suffrage and emancipation. Under Luigi's gaze, Antonia becomes his equal, both sexually and socially. Read More Read Less

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John Skow TIME Magazine Wifemistress is thoroughly likable. Feb 14, 2020 Full Review Jennifer Selway Time Out The film's shimmering eroticism is delicious. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review Janet Maslin New York Times All this prurient dissembling has a way of getting on one's nerves, as do the movie's numbingly repetitive string score and its stubborn refusal to come to a prompt conclusion. May 9, 2005 Full Review Rick Chatenever Santa Cruz Sentinel It's sprinkling on the parmesan to disguise the fact that what you're eating is basically bland fare, a simple mix of flour and water. Mar 9, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Unfaithful husband Luigi (Marcello Mastroianni) goes into hiding after being wrongfully accused of murder. Holed up in a room right across from his timid wife, Antonia (Laura Antonelli), he watches her transformation from sickly and depressed to a woman of decisive action. Antonia takes over Luigi's business and discovers his mistresses and writings on female suffrage and emancipation. Under Luigi's gaze, Antonia becomes his equal, both sexually and socially.
Director
Marco Vicario
Screenwriter
Rodolfo Sonego, Marco Vicario
Rating
R
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
Italian
Runtime
1h 50m