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"A furious farce, one of the best films of this season," NYTimes, 1974

"The Seduction of Mimì" by Lina Wertmüller

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Lina Wertmüller's film "The Seduction of Mimi" which came out in Italy in 1972, and in the USA in 1974, follows Mimi (Giancarlo Giannini), a Sicilian dockworker who inadvertently becomes embroiled in an increasingly complicated array of personal conflicts. When he loses his job after voting against a Mafia kingpin in an allegedly secret election, Mimi leaves his wife to find new work. He moves to Turin, where he engages in an affair with a Communist organizer. Soon Mimi finds himself juggling two demanding relationships while plotting to take revenge against the corrupt forces that ruined his life.*

  • 1972 Winner of the David di Donatella Award for Best Actor, Giancarlo Giannini

  • 1972 "Mimi" In competition at the Cannes Film Festival.**

  • 1972 Marked the beginning of renowned director Lina Wertmüller's "Golden Age" including:


  • 1972 was the year "The Godfather" came out... to put Wertmüller's impeccable thematic timing into perspective, her ingenious comedic spin on the popular mafia theme that had swept the public, which only an Italian could do properly, and to acknowledge her standing, side by side with great directors.

  • The American remake of "Mimi" was a 1977 film with Richard Pryor called "Which Way Is Up"***

  • "The Seduction of Mimi" was the first film in which Wertmüller puts together famed duo Mariangela Melato and Giancarlo Gianini.


Location: Casa das Histórias Paula Rego

Av. da República, 300, Cascais


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