The Seduction of Mimi

A blistering satire of Italy in the 1970s, THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI takes aim at a corrupt government, compromised labor leaders and the Neanderthal sexual politics of men in... Read more

The Seduction of Mimi

Directed by Lina Wertmüller

Year: 1972
Running Time: 112
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: Italy
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Genres: Erotic, Comedy
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The Seduction of Mimi

Cast
Fiorella Mariangela Melato
Agostina Belli
Mimi Giancarlo Giannini

Crew
Directed by Lina Wertmüller
Composed by Piero Piccioni
Writer Lina Wertmüller
Cinematographer Dario Di Palma


NEW DCP COMING SOON!  THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI is a raucous sex comedy that brought international fame to director Lina Wertmuller (Swept Away).

Giancarlo Giannini (Love and Anarchy) gives a wonderfully comic performance as the sad sack Mimi, a Sicilian laborer whose refusal to vote for the Mafia's candidate leads him to lose his job, his wife and his home. At rock bottom, he revives his spirits by falling in love with the beautiful, radical Fiorella (Mariangela Melato), with whom he starts a new life as a reliable husband and father. But the past comes back to haunt him, piling on comical complexities as all his energies surge into defending his honor, an obsession that has horrendous but hilarious consequences.

A blistering satire of Italy in the 1970s, THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI takes aim at a corrupt government, compromised labor leaders and the Neanderthal sexual politics of men in power, with uproarious results.

Reviews

"ROLLICKING FUN! For laughter, latch onto 'The Seduction of Mimi'." - Judith Christ, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"Deep wild humor... hilarious... one of the year's ten best." - Time Magazine

"A wonderfully funny sexual farce." - The New Yorker

"An extremely funny comedy not to be missed." - Daily News



Awards

  • Best Actor David di Donatello Awards
    Official Selection Cannes Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
The Loft Cinema Tucson 1507694400October 11, 2017
Castro Theatre San Francisco 1506139200September 23, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Union Theatre) Milwaukee 1505966400September 21, 2017
Pacific Cinematheque Vancouver 1504843200September 8, 2017
Austin Film Society Austin 15042384009/1, 9/3
International House Philadelphia 1503547200August 24, 2017
Cinestudio Hartford 1502424000August 11, 2017
AFI Silver Theatre Silver Spring 14994000007/7, 7/9
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 14975856006/16, 6/18
Brattle Theatre Cambridge 1497067200June 10 - June 11, 2017
Cinefamily Los Angeles 1496462400June 3, 2017
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 14952528005/20, 5/24
Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables 1494388800May 10 - May 11, 2017
Quad Cinema New York 14923152004/16, 4/18, 4/19, 4/20, 4/27


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