Marriage Italian Style

Marriage Italian Style

  • Director: Vittorio De Sica
  • Writer: Eduardo De Filippo,Renato Castellani,Tonino Guerra
  • Countries of origin: Italy, France
  • Language: Italian
  • Release date: December 20, 1964
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Hochzeit auf italienisch
  • "Matrimonio all 'italiana" is a romantic comedy film directed by Vittorio De Sica and starring Sofia Villani Scicolone and Marcello Mastroianni . The film was released in Italy on December 18, 1964. 
    The film tells the story of a tortuous emotional experience between married husband Dominic and lover Philomela.


    • Release date December 20, 1964
    • Filming locations Naples, Campania, Italy
    • Production companies Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia

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    • By Leonard 2022-09-03 02:52:22

      the director said

      Directed by De Sica and starring Sofia Loren and Marcello Mastroiani, the film is based on De Filippo's Neapolitan-dialect comedy Ferrumeina Marturano. "Adapted.

      Eduardo de Filippo is one of the most influential representatives of Italian drama in the 20th century. He wrote, directed and acted in one. He wrote and performed many comedies in Neapolitan dialect, showing the style of Naples. The joys and sorrows of ordinary Neapolitans.

      The director of the film renamed the...

    • By Larue 2022-08-19 02:26:46

      Italian wedding

      In a feminist film, Dominique, a rich boy who is merciful everywhere, meets Philomena, a humble prostitute. It seems that the male protagonist uses money to control his life, but behind the scenes, the female protagonist uses him to change the fate of himself and even his children. It can be optimistically believed that the female protagonist loves the male protagonist wholeheartedly, gave birth to three children for her, and has a happy ending, or it can be considered that the female...

    • By Wava 2022-07-01 19:53:22

      Marriage and Divorce: A Certainty as a Comedy

      This year's Beijing Film Festival has two very interesting films with very similar names. One is "Italian Marriage" and the other is "Italian Divorce". The two films were shown at the same time. The audience first experienced an ironic "marriage". Immediately afterwards, there was a comical "divorce", and there was a lot of fun in the marriage relationship that was divided and closed.

      Both films are comedies. Just listening to the names will make you mistakenly think that...

    • By Reyes 2022-07-01 14:57:13


      Knowing that you are disliked and still staying together, knowing that you will not be recognized and not changing jobs, knowing that you are stumbling and still being friends.


      Because the next family has not yet appeared, because you are used to it, you will not want to change, because the economic foundation determines the direction of your life and the right to choose, because the essence of being a person is to...

    • By Ethel 2022-07-01 13:29:50

      "Italian Wedding"

      Vittorio de Sica has collaborated with Sofia Loren on seven films.

      Marcelo Mastroianni collaborated with Sofia Loren on thirteen films.

      And three of the four films that Vittorio de Sica and Marcelo Mastroianni cooperated with were "Yesterday Today Tomorrow" and "Italian Marriage" and "Sunflower" starring Roland.

      I watched "Yesterday" many years ago, I just remember watching it very happily, especially when Roland appeared on the stage, it was very emotional....

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    • By Deanna 2022-09-26 00:48:40

      In this film, Desica abandons the use of pure dialogue in "Theft of a Car", and uses dialogue to promote the plot, which is witty and jumping. Capture the little moments in life, and make up for the abrupt and straight-forward approach at the beginning of the story with a varied and real scene design. In short, the director's ability to control the progress is perfect, and the actor's superb performance is in every...

    • By Emery 2022-07-01 22:42:56

      4.3 Noisy Italians, subdued demons, people retained in the marketplace, magical welfare...

    • By Randi 2022-07-01 20:40:55

      The dramatic tension is too strong. Hateful characters are so hateful it becomes a little funny. Sofia Roland almost turned Ferumena into a female role model—from humble beginnings, willing to give when she has love, and to leave gracefully when she is abandoned, and at the same time, step by step, she continues to strive for a better life for those she cares about. During the viewing process, her heart became colder and colder; but her smile became more and more joyful. It's pointless to...

    • By Paula 2022-07-01 20:02:22

      "The two most suitable people in Italy", with their hearts and minds, they are stupid and cute. (I made a mistake in the order of marriage and divorce, so I have to look at divorce immediately.) It turns out that after "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow", MM always has some invincible and cute expressions and actions, so I think about Fufu and him Nian is really the two most compatible people in the world. 2018.6.24 Only when I look at it again, I realize what a beautiful love this...

    • By Lottie 2022-07-01 18:16:41

      I just love this movie so much. The audience in the hall of thousands laughed from beginning to end. They were both happy and moved. After reading it, I felt very at ease. Two of my favorite actors, so sparkly. The story is also ingenious, rich and interesting, with strong rhythm, echoing the past and the present, and interpreting the ridiculousness of love in a vivid and helpless way. I just like to see people with good looks funny and pleasing to the eye....

    Movie plot

    The film tells the story of a twisted relationship between married husband Dominic ( Marcello Mastroianni ) and lover Philomela ( Sofia Villani Scicolone ) . When Dominic was young, he rescued Philomela, a beautiful and moving girl, in an air raid. Encounters on the battlefield brought them together, but Philomela lived a somewhat unknown life and never became his wife. Later, in order to save the increasingly estranged Dominic, she...
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    Movie quotes

    • Filumena Marturano: Dummi'! Dummi'!

      [races up the stairs and kisses Domenico]

      Domenico Soriano: Are you crazy?


      Filumena Marturano: Yes, I'm crazy. I'm crazy.


      Filumena Marturano: I'm crazy! I'm crazy.

    • Filumena Marturano: How much is the rent?

      Domenico Soriano: The lease is 3,000 lire, but, between us, a kiss every fortnight will do.

      Filumena Marturano: It's not enough. Raise my rent or I'm leaving.

    • Filumena Marturano: Dummi', it's never been as good as tonight. Isn't it true?

      Domenico Soriano: Yes, but I have to go now. It's late. Turn on the light.

      Filumena Marturano: No. Stay and sleep next to me - like husband and wife.