The Girl with the Pistol

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La ragazza con la pistola
La ragazza con la pistola.jpg
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Produced by Gianni Hecht Lucari
Written by Luigi Magni
Rodolfo Sonego
Music by Peppino De Luca
Cinematography Carlo Di Palma
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Distributed by Documento Film
Release dates 1968
Running time 100 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Girl with the Pistol (Italian: La ragazza con la pistola) is a 1968 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli.[1] It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Monica Vitti won the David di Donatello as Best Actress.


In a small village in Sicily, the girl Assunta is seduced by Vincenzo. The man, however, runs away the day after the night of love. Assunta, feeling disgraced, leaves for England: there is escaped Vincenzo. But soon she begins to realize her provincialism in the great land, and the fear of what is different. However, the woman proves her resolute and travels to London in search of Vincenzo for kill him. After an accident, the woman goes in hospital, where she meets a cute patient, understanding and sentimental, who advises Assunta to lose Vincenzo, and to devote herself to her life. In fact, Assunta follows the advice of man, and soon she creates for her a new and wonderful life in England.



  1. ^ "The 41st Academy Awards (1969) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-15. 

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