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A.k.a.
Two Women
Year
1960
Runtime
101 min.
Director
Vittorio De Sica
Genres
Drama, War
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
5,065
Checks
906
Favs
71
Dislikes
4
Favs/checks
7.8% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Sophia Loren plays the widowed mother of a 13-year-old in war-torn Italy in Two Women (La Ciociara), a story that promises tragedy, but keeps it at bay for most of its length, building tension even as it delivers light comedy and romance. Not that anything is romanticized. This is definitely in the realism camp, acting as a slice of life about people caught up in Mussolini's losing war who really have no interest in it, but worried their lives could be destroyed by it at any time, and thus interrupted by moments of violence and danger. The posters all try to spoil the climax, but I won't except to say the English title is a darkly ironic choice. Loren, at the height of her powers, is magnetic in this. I found it a little hard to read the subtitles because it meant tearing myself away from her face. That said, the subs are just HORRENDOUS, full of mistakes, bad timing, and garbled syntax. Not enough to make it unwatchable, but they do provide irritations at regular intervals. 10 months 2 weeks ago
  2. danhofstra's avatar

    danhofstra

    Loren is just stunning in this film. It is kind of odd to see Belmondo as kind of a geek, though. 8 years 1 month ago
  3. swoon's avatar

    swoon

    It's also on Netflix Streaming 8 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #35 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  2. This movie ranks #57 in Il Grande Cinema Italiano
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  3. This movie ranks #937 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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