The Cricket (film)

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The Cricket
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Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Produced by Manolo Bolognini
Bianca Lattuada
Ibrahim Moussa
Written by Marina Di Leo
Franco Ferrini
Alberto Lattuada
Natale Prinetto
Starring Anthony Franciosa
Virna Lisi
Music by Fred Bongusto
Cinematography Danilo Desideri
Distributed by NIR
Release date
18 April 1980
Running time
101 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Cricket (Italian: La Cicala) is a 1980 Italian erotic drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada. For this film Virna Lisi was awarded David di Donatello for best actress, while Fred Bongusto won the Nastro d'Argento for best score.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Clio plays a fun loving girl who likes men. She leaves her home town and meets up with Wilma, a once famous singer. After Wilma bombs out at a local joint they hook up together and become prostitutes.

Enter Tony who falls for Wilma and opens a gas/food/lodging establishment after they marry. Tony slowly gets fed up with Wilma, especially after her beautiful daughter arrives. An erotic yet tragic film.



  1. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211. 

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