Il bell'Antonio

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Il bell'Antonio
Il bell'Antonio.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Mauro Bolognini
Produced by Alfredo Bini, Cino Del Duca
Written by Vitaliano Brancati, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring Marcello Mastroianni
Claudia Cardinale
Music by Piero Piccioni
Cinematography Armando Nannuzzi
Edited by Nino Baragli
Distributed by Cino del Duca
Release date
  • 1960 (1960)
Country Italy
Language Italian

Il bell'Antonio is a 1960 Italian-French drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini.[1] The film is a based on a novel by Vitaliano Brancati and adapted for the screen by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Gino Visentini. It stars Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale and Tomas Milian. The film won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.[2]


In the town of Catania, Italy, women adore the handsome Romeo, Antonio (Marcello Mastroianni), who is a great success with romance. Women think of him as the perfect lover. In reality, his life is plagued by problems, and soon he's the laughing stock of the town because of his alleged impotence.



  1. ^ "NY Times: Il bell'Antonio". NY Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Winners of the Golden Leopard". Locarno. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 

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