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A Special Day

A Special Day

Sophia Loren
Director: Ettore Scola Cast: Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
, John Vernon
John Vernon
Ettore Scola

Blu-ray (Color)

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The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loreon and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life. Beyond the "sensational" aspect of virile Marcello Mastoianni playing a gay character, A Special Day garnered a great deal of American attention when the stars promoted the film on the very first installment of PBS's Dick Cavett Show (that's the one in which Mastroianni might have said the F-word).

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/2015
UPC: 0715515158718
Original Release: 1977
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 2,360

Special Features

New, restored 4K Digital Transfer, supervised by Director Ettore Scola, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Human Voice, a 2014 short film starring Sophia Loren and Directed by Edoardo Ponti; New interviews with Scola and Loren; Two 1977 episodes of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Loren and actor Marcello Mastroiani ; Trailer; Plus: An Essay by critic Deborah Young

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sophia Loren Antonietta
Marcello Mastroianni Gabriele
John Vernon Emanuele
Françoise Berd Building Concierge
Alessandra Mussolini Maria Luisa

Technical Credits
Ettore Scola Director,Screenwriter
Maurizio Costanzo Screenwriter
Raimondo Crociani Editor
Pasqualino De Santis Cinematographer
Ruggero Maccari Screenwriter
Carlo Ponti Producer
Luciano Ricceri Production Designer
Enrico Sabbatini Costumes/Costume Designer
Armando Trovajoli Score Composer

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