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La califfa (1970)

As strikes upset Italy, the Califfa's husband is killed and she becomes a passionate militant of the strikers. She opposes the factory manager Doverdo who used to be himself a worker.

Director:

Alberto Bevilacqua

Writers:

Alberto Bevilacqua (novel), Alberto Bevilacqua (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romy Schneider ... Irene Corsini detta 'La Califfa' -la bella e fiera vedova di un operaio ucciso
Ugo Tognazzi ... Annibale Doberdò - il proprietario della fabbrica
Massimo Farinelli Massimo Farinelli ... Giampiero Doberdò figlio
Marina Berti ... Clementine Doberdò - la moglie di Annibale
Guido Alberti Guido Alberti ... Il monsignore
Roberto Bisacco ... Bisacco
Gigi Ballista Gigi Ballista ... Il principe industriale
Massimo Serato ... L'industriale fallito
Eva Brun Eva Brun ... La moglie dell'industriale fallito
Luigi Casellato Luigi Casellato ... Il questore
Ernesto Colli Ernesto Colli ... Un operaio
Ugo de Carellis Ugo de Carellis
Enzo Fiermonte ... L'operaio sindacalista
Salvatore Lago Salvatore Lago
Giorgio Piazza Giorgio Piazza
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As strikes upset Italy, the Califfa's husband is killed and she becomes a passionate militant of the strikers. She opposes the factory manager Doverdo who used to be himself a worker.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

9 November 1971 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady Caliph See more »

Filming Locations:

Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 37628 delivered on 16-7-1971. See more »

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Amazing Soundtrack
23 March 2003 | by ian_powellSee all my reviews

Just wanted to say that this film has an amazing music soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. Some of the most beautiful music he has written (out of some 400 plus soundtracks) and the film is probably work seeking out for this reason alone!


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