Seven Beauties

  • 1976
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy, Drama

Memorable, but nasty. The grotesque casting, the surrealistic shooting, and the entire production make one think that Federico Fellini was in charge. But it was Wertmuller who handled the writing and directing Giannini is a small-time crook in Naples during the dark days of WW II. He has seven ugly sisters, none of whom is ever likely to get married, and...read more

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Memorable, but nasty. The grotesque casting, the surrealistic shooting, and the entire production make one think that Federico Fellini was in charge. But it was Wertmuller who handled the writing and directing Giannini is a small-time crook in Naples during the dark days of WW II. He has

seven ugly sisters, none of whom is ever likely to get married, and he is busily supporting them doing whatever he can do to keep their fat bodies and souls together. Giannini is subjected to the terrors of a German prison camp, where gross matron Shirley Stoler forces him to do unspeakable things

to her body. In an all-out attempt to survive, Giannini does whatever it is that's necessary to keep from being killed and, finally, manages to live through the war. Wertmuller seems to be saying that Italians are a race willing to do anything to hang on; she strips them of pride and their natural

dignity. Giannini's character is a facistic Little Tramp who swallows whatever bull is thrown at him. The picture made a lot of money, proving desensitized audiences were looking for goofball black comedy pratfalls, mixed in with a soupcon of peversion and cruelty. Things haven't changed much

since then.

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  • Released: 1976
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Memorable, but nasty. The grotesque casting, the surrealistic shooting, and the entire production make one think that Federico Fellini was in charge. But it was Wertmuller who handled the writing and directing Giannini is a small-time crook in Naples durin… (more)

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