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Love Circle (1969)

Metti, una sera a cena (original title)
R | | Drama | 3 April 1969 (Italy)
A liberal-thinking author watches his wife as she attempts to seduce his best friend at a dinner party.

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Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (play), Dario Argento (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Michele / Husband
Florinda Bolkan ... Nina / Wife
Lino Capolicchio ... Rick / Nina's lover
Tony Musante ... Max / Actor
Annie Girardot ... Giovanna
Silvia Monti ... Actress at Press Conference
Milly Milly ... Singer
Adriana Asti ... Stepdaughter
Titina Maselli Titina Maselli ... Mother
Ferdinando Scarfiotti Ferdinando Scarfiotti ... Son
Claudio Carrozza Claudio Carrozza ... Baby
Nora Ricci ... 1st Actress
Mariano Rigillo Mariano Rigillo ... Comedian
Antonio Jaia Antonio Jaia ... Young Actor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helmut Berger
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Storyline

Actor Max and the rich maiden, Giovanna often meet in the house of Michele, an arid writer, and his wife Nina, and talk about many things, but above all about love. Giovanna is in love with Michele, while Nina betrays him with Max. To revive their relationship, which shows signs of exhaustion, and make it more exciting, Max finds for Nina an exceptional and paid amateur, Rick, a rebel intellectual. It happens, however, that the young protester falls in love with her, to whom he declares, writes, telephones, until, desperate, he tries to kill himself. The woman saves him and decides to go and live with him. Soon their life in common sinks on the usual rocks, so that he goes to Michael, to return her. Michele does not intend to lose Nina and finds a solution also for Rick: admit him in the clan, make him sit with the others at the same table. Written by lament

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Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

3 April 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Circle See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Croce D' Amore
Composed by Ennio Morricone
Conductor Bruno Nicolai
Published by Bixio C.e.m.s.a. srl
(P) 1969 Cinevox Record srl
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Interesting, original, a bit arty and fictitious
19 December 2000 | by banchelli_2000See all my reviews

I watched this film recently, and it strongly fascinated me. I think it testifies a typical mood of 60's, with sexual freedom, new forms of attraction, and mockeries about middle-class' values. Here the author attacks the institution of marriage, and the conception of couple, playing with the characters as with the pieces of chess. Five main characters look for a balance of their sexual life, but the only solution seems to be the triangle, a new form of social institution, regular as the couple and the marriage. The film shows a very old style, no more valuable, with primary colours, heavy make-ups and some aged machine movements. And the characters are unbelievable, speaking by some literary style and far from any likelihood, but the subtended theory is interesting, sarchastic, acid, painful, and finally delivering and anti-hypocritical. And the cast is great, particularly Trintignant, Girardot and Musante. And what a marvellous score!!! Viva Ennio Morricone!!!


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