Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties)
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Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties)
Pasqaulino has seven do-nothing sisters and a wife. As a Neapolitan gangster, he experienced no radical change in his situation as a result of WWII; it merely offered him expanded opportunities. As the war draws to a close, he is concerned with his sisters' spiritual condition.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You can't take your eyes of Giancarlo Giannini who sells the film better than it sells itself."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"With final words that are both exhilarating and sad, and [a]...message that maligns wars of all types...Wertmüller has crafted a political protest out of the tenets of tragedy"
‑ Bill Gibron,
"The film is a bleakly funny, beautifully made and deeply disturbing work."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Nominated for five Oscars, "Seven Beauties" remains a singular example of women's cinema grappling with the tattered shreds of war to get at otherwise unspoken truths."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"technically flawless"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Lina Wertmuller's audacious art-house hit is at once ruthless, sadistic and cynical -- it's also very funny, using its black comedy trappings to unearth laughs where none should exist."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Lina Wertmuller became the first woman ever to be nominated for Best Director for this powerful, if controversial Itakian film, nominated for the foreign language Oscar."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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