The Most Beautiful Wife
|The Most Beautiful Wife|
|Directed by||Damiano Damiani|
|Written by||Damiano Damiani
|Music by||Ennio Morricone|
|Cinematography||Franco Di Giacomo|
|Edited by||Antonio Siciliano|
La moglie più bella (Italian: The Most Beautiful Wife) is a 1970 Italian film directed by Damiano Damiani, based on the 1965 case of Franca Viola, who challenged the still frequent southern Italian custom of kidnapping and raping a prospective bride by refusing to marry her abductor. It was the debut film for the then 14-year-old Ornella Muti.
- Ornella Muti as Francesca Cimarosa
- Alessio Orano as Vito Juvara
- Pierluigi Aprà as Carabinieri Lieutenant
- Tano Cimarosa as Gaetano Cimarosa
- Joe Sentieri as Poidomani
- Amerigo Tot as Don Antonino Stella
- Enzo Andronico as Vito Juvara's Lawyer
- Flavia Brizio-Skov Popular Italian Cinema: Culture and Politics in a Postwar Society 2011 - Page 232 "Another important film discussing sexual violence against women is Damiano Damiani's The Most Beautiful Wife6 (1970), a socially committed"
- Gian Piero Brunetta The History of Italian Cinema: A Guide to Italian Film from Its ... -- 2009 Page 229 "La moglie piu bella (The Most Beautiful Wife, 1969), Ornella Muti's debut; "
- Stephen Gundle Bellissima: Feminine Beauty and the Idea of Italy - 2007 - - Page 194 "As a result, she reflected the opportunities that women now had, as well as the discrimination they faced. In her first film, Damiano Damiani's La moglie più bella (The most beautiful wife) in ."
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