Bad Girls Don't Cry

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Bad Girls Don't Cry
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Directed by Mauro Bolognini
Written by Pier Paolo Pasolini
Jacques-Laurent Bost
Starring Laurent Terzieff
Music by Piero Piccioni
Cinematography Armando Nannuzzi
Edited by Nino Baragli
Release dates
1959
Language Italian

La notte brava (internationally released as Bad Girls Don't Cry, Night Heat and On Any Street) is a 1959 Italian drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini.[1] The film represents the debut of Tomas Milian in the Italian film industry.[2]

Plot[edit]

This movie is a socially conscious drama chronicling the exploits of three Roman thugs. The young men spend the day committing petty crimes, and culminate it in a rendezvous with three streetwalkers. After taking their pleasure, the men attempt to cheat the hookers out of their money, but the women outsmart them. That night, the guys return to the city for more exploits. By daybreak, they've all separated, with nothing but feelings of loneliness and disgust for their troubles.

Cast[edit]

Censorship[edit]

When La Notte Brava was first released in Italy in 1959 the Committee for the Theatrical Review of the Italian Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities rated it has as VM16: not suitable for children under 16. In addition, the committee imposed the removal of the following scenes: 1) the scene in which Anna, next to Scintillone, is displayed lying on the ground with her legs uncovered and indecently apart; 2) the scene in which Ruggeretto uncovers the maid who is lying in bed. As a consequence she shows her naked back all the way down to almost her gluteus which are covered only by light panties; 3) the scene in which Ruggeretto and the maid, hugging each other, roll on the ground; 4) the scene in which Ruggerretto and the maid are dancing, tightly hugged, and are engaging in a long, endless kiss.[3] Age restriction was issued because of the embarrassing nature of the narration and because of the presence of several scenes considered to be inappropriate to the sensitivity of a minor.[4] Document N° 30589 signed on 7 November 1959 by Domenico Magrì.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gian Piero Brunetta. The History of Italian Cinema. Princeton University Press, 2009. 
  2. ^ Silvio D'Amico. Enciclopedia dello spettacolo. Le Maschere, 1966. 
  3. ^ Italia Taglia Database of the documents produced by the Committee for the Theatrical Review of The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, from 1944 to 2000.
  4. ^ Italia Taglia Database of the documents produced by the Committee for the Theatrical Review of The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, from 1944 to 2000.

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