Girl with a Suitcase

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Girl with a Suitcase
Girl with a Suitcase.jpg
Original Italian poster
Directed by Valerio Zurlini
Written by Leonardo Benvenuti (as Leo Benvenuti)
Piero De Bernardi
Enrico Medioli
Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Valerio Zurlini
Starring Claudia Cardinale
Corrado Pani
Jacques Perrin
Release date
9 February 1961 (Italy)
Running time
121 min.
Language French/Italian

Girl with a Suitcase (Italian: La ragazza con la valigia) is a 1961 Italian romantic drama film by Italian Director Valerio Zurlini starring Claudia Cardinale as a naive nightclub singer who lives on the good will of others. It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


When Aida (Claudia Cardinale) is dumped by her lover, she travels alone to the big city. Her former lover's younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) takes her in, protecting her and falling in love with her. The "pair" have many obstacles: their ages (Lorenzo being only 16) and Lorenzo's family, who go to great lengths trying to stop this cross-class affair (with Aida in the lower class). Aida begins a relationship with a new man but Lorenzo is unwilling to let go. When they do eventually part Lorenzo leaves Aida with a large sum of money as a farewell gift.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Girl with a Suitcase". Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

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