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Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned) (A Matter of Honor)

Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned) (A Matter of Honor) (1963)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1963 Wide

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Mistakenly labeled as a neorealist drama in some sources, Seduced and Abandoned is actually a slyly constructed Italian domestic comedy (could anyone have really taken that florid title seriously?) Aldo Puglisi plays a "love 'em and leave 'em" type who impregnates the teen-aged sister (Stefania Sandrelli) of his own fiancee (Paola Biggio). Saro Urzi, the girls' infuriated father, insists that Puglisi break off with the older girl to marry the younger. The police get into the act, threatening to

Aug 29, 2006

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A buffoonish but bitter social satire that runs to classical depths, Seduced and Abandoned takes no prisoners for society's misogynistic crimes in the name of familial honor.

August 22, 2006
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Germi shares with Billy Wilder a similar cynical tone matched with stellar storytelling.

August 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
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Black comedy, Italian style. Delightfully satirical. Germi explores an antiquated law that eradicates rape if the parties marry. Peppino doesn't want to marry Agnese because she is no longer virginal: "The man has the right to ask; the woman has a duty to refuse." But, why would Agnese want to marry her seducer? Chaos ensues in defense of family and honor.
March 4, 2010
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