Circle Of Trust Screenings: The Law
Italy, 1959, 126 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France
Language: French English Sub-Titles
Monday, July 25th at 7pm - For Denver Film Society Members Only - FREE Admission!
Brand New 35mm presentation - THE LAW (previously released in the US as Where the Hot Wind Blows) stars Gina Lollobrigida, Marcello Mastroianni, Yves Montand, Melina Mercouri, and Pierre Brasseur. Lollobrigida plays Marietta, the gorgeous housekeeper to Don Cesare (Brasseur), the patriarch of a small Mediterranean coastal town. Lusted after by many men, including Francesco (Montand), the son of a local crime boss, Marietta has her own desires, consisting of the poor Enrico (Mastroianni). Determined to secure the dowry that will enable her to marry Enrico, Marietta connives the men of the town by turning the tables on them using their own vicious drinking game which they call "The Law." Haden Guest, Director of the Harvard Film Archive called the film "a totally underrated and underappreciated gem."
DIRECTOR: Jules Dassin
Screenwriter: Jules Dassin
Cinematographer: Otello Martelli
Music: Roman Vlad
Principal Cast: Gina Lollobrigida, Pierre Brasseur, Marcello Mastroianni, Melina Mercouri, Yves Montand, Raf Mattioli
US Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures
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