The End Of The World (In Our Usual Bed In A Night Full Of Rain)

  • 1978
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

Made in English with Wertmuller's usual Italian crew, this film is saved from total banality by the acting of Bergen and Giannini. American photographer Bergen and an Italian journalist Giannini meet at a festival when Bergen, an ardent feminist, attempts to break up an Italian couple's fight. When Bergen's Good Samaritanism threatens to get her into trouble,...read more

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Made in English with Wertmuller's usual Italian crew, this film is saved from total banality by the acting of Bergen and Giannini. American photographer Bergen and an Italian journalist Giannini meet at a festival when Bergen, an ardent feminist, attempts to break up an Italian couple's

fight. When Bergen's Good Samaritanism threatens to get her into trouble, Giannini helps her escape and then tries to seduce her. He is rebuffed but merely shrugs off the insanity of American women (i.e., they can resist him). Bergen and Giannini meet again in San Francisco, fall in love, marry,

and spend the remainder of the picture arguing. He is a Communist with expensive tastes, and she is fiercely individualistic--in other words, as compatible as licorice and mayonnaise. Talky, often silly, and almost always ponderous, the film shows none of the brilliance Wertmuller promised in THE

SEDUCTION OF MIMI, SEVEN BEAUTIES, and SWEPT AWAY. A former assistant director to Fellini, Wertmuller decided to cancel the rest of her deal with Warner's after the cruel reviews for this film. She'd had a multipicture agreement but wanted more creative freedom. It didn't help, and her next two

films also took nose dives.

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Made in English with Wertmuller's usual Italian crew, this film is saved from total banality by the acting of Bergen and Giannini. American photographer Bergen and an Italian journalist Giannini meet at a festival when Bergen, an ardent feminist, attempts… (more)

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