I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene)
I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene) (1965)

In this somber moral drama, Adriana is a young woman from the country who gets caught up in the tempestuous temptations of the big city. She has a series of affairs that are just for fun, but she becomes depressed when she desperately looks… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 1, 1965
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

An insightful document that recognized the strains, pitfalls and hypocrisies of the sexual revolution even as it was beginning.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

A fine motion picture, although Sandrelli's performance is its only truly eye-opening feature.

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Forrest Cardamenis
The Film Stage

I Knew Her Well's rediscovery could not be more provocatively timed.

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

While it's hardly subtle, it is compelling.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Adriana's essential vacuity, central as it is the film's point, doesn't give us enough to hold onto, so by the time the narrative is winding its way to its climax, everything has blurred into one long rush of nothing.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

This is a timeless story, although not in [director Antonio] Pietrangeli's hands, an archetypal one.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Pietrangeli's neglected autopsy of modern showbiz culture would be a satire if it were funny - instead, and despite the bouncy vigor of its star, the movie's narrative goes down like gelato and then slowly clots in your throat.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The grim drama works because of a star performance by Sandrelli.

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Clayton Dillard
Slant Magazine

Antonio Pietrangeli's structuring logic proceeds from a philosophical, rather than character-based, foundation, causing a chill to pervade the entire film.

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