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Girl with a Suitcase (1961)

La ragazza con la valigia (original title)
Lorenzo, who's 16 and born to a wealthy family in Parma, tries to make things right toward a showgirl, Aida, whom his older brother has mistreated. In extending kindness and standing up for... See full summary »

Director:

Valerio Zurlini

Writers:

Leonardo Benvenuti (story) (as Leo Benvenuti), Piero De Bernardi (story) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudia Cardinale ... Aida Zepponi
Jacques Perrin ... Lorenzo Fainardi
Luciana Angiolillo Luciana Angiolillo ... Aunt of Lorenzo
Renato Baldini ... Francia
Riccardo Garrone ... Romolo
Corrado Pani ... Marcello Fainardi
Gian Maria Volontè ... Piero Benotti (as Gianmaria Volontè)
Romolo Valli ... Don Pietro Introna
Elsa Albani Elsa Albani ... Lucia
Enzo Garinei Enzo Garinei ... Pino
Ciccio Barbi Ciccio Barbi ... Crosia
Nadia Bianchi Nadia Bianchi ... Nuccia
Angela Portaluri Angela Portaluri
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Storyline

Lorenzo, who's 16 and born to a wealthy family in Parma, tries to make things right toward a showgirl, Aida, whom his older brother has mistreated. In extending kindness and standing up for her, he comes of age. But, is there anything he can do that will alter Aida's situation or her prospects? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 September 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl with a Suitcase See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 2008, the film was selected to enter the list of the 100 Italian films to be saved (100 film italiani da salvare). The list was created with the aim to report "100 films that have changed the collective memory of the country between 1942 and 1978". The project was established by the Venice Days ("Giornate degli Autori") in the Venice Film Festival, in collaboration with Cinecittà Holding and with the support of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. See more »

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In the opening scene when Aida takes an emergency bathroom break in the ditch, there is a noticeable paper cup like white object in the middle of the road. It comes and goes and moves around. See more »

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Nearly two hours of non-stop prime Cardinale in fantastically gorgeous black and white
4 February 2001 | by Aw-komonSee all my reviews

This somewhat mediocre and meandering melodramatic film by Zurlini features Claudia Cardinale at her most exquisitely beautiful in every shot and what shots! Beautiful long takes that allow you to concentrate on whatever you want. Tino Santoni is a hell of cinematographer, whoever he was, a total master. If the script had been a little bit better the film might've ended up transcending into a superpoetic realm like Zurlini's awesome technicolor 1962 film "Family Diary"; as it is, it's very much a failure in an overall sense but still pretty good as probably the ultimate ode to one of the most beautiful actresses in cinematic history.


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