Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze)
Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze) (1976)

Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmuller directs the black comedy Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties). During WWII, Pasqualino Frafuso (Giancarlo Giannini) ends up lost in a dense forest along with fellow army deserter Francesco (Piero De… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 21, 1976
DVD Release Date: October 6, 1998
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

You can't take your eyes of Giancarlo Giannini who sells the film better than it sells itself.

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Bill Gibron

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

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The film is a bleakly funny, beautifully made and deeply disturbing work.

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Cole Smithey

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.

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Christopher Null

technically flawless

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
What would you be willing to do to ensure your survival? Would you sacrifice your honor, your body, your soul? Would you murder? Is moral ambiguity permissable… More
John Ballantine
No doubt this was an inspiration for black comedies depicting the war in later decades. The two leads are absolutely hilarious in their mishaps in the midst of… More
Andrew Fillmore
Though the film gets sort of laborious, I appreciated <i>Seven Beauties</i> for constantly taking risks. It's worth it to check the movie out.