The Seduction of Mimi (Mimė metallurgico ferito nell'onore)
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The Seduction of Mimi (Mimė metallurgico ferito nell'onore)
Lina Wertmuller's fifth feature, The Seduction of Mimi, stars the director's favorite leading man, Giancarlo Giannini. Giannini plays the muddler of the title, who can't keep apace with the exigencies of a cruel, callous society (this character would be honed to perfection in Wertmuller's subsequent Seven Beauties); his political and sexual ignorance land him in hot water time and again. Wertmuller devotes much of the picture's running time to lengthy monologues and diatribes involving sex and politics; the film attained notoriety for its infamous sequence of Giannini… More

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"A good starting point for a reassessment of a filmmaker worth another look."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)