Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day)
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Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day)
The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loreon and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life. Beyond the "sensational" aspect of virile Marcello Mastoianni playing a gay character, A Special Day garnered a great deal of American attention when the stars… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cast against type, Mastroianni (Oscar-nominated) and Sophia Loren deliver great performances in Ettore Scola's sensitive drama about a suicidal homosexual and a tired housewife."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Sophia Loren puts in her best performance since Two Women."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
More reviews for Una Giornata Particolare (A Special Day) on Rotten Tomatoes