Seduced and Abandoned (1963)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
Watch it now
as Agnese Ascalone
as Peppino Califano
as Vincenzo Ascalone
as Antonio Ascalone
as Baron Rizieri
as Orlando Califano
as Amalia Califano
as Matilde Ascalone
as Cousin Ascalone
as Police Chief Potenza
as Francesca Ascalone
as Rosaura Ascalone
as Consolata the Maid
as Profumo the Undertak...
as Aunt Carmela
as Ciarpetta the Lawyer
as Father Mariano
as The Magistrate
News & Interviews for Seduced and Abandoned
Critic Reviews for Seduced and Abandoned
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.
Germi shares with Billy Wilder a similar cynical tone matched with stellar storytelling.
Audience Reviews for Seduced and Abandoned
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.
This timeless and hilarious classic moves like a symphony. "Seduced and Abandoned" is a visionary delight with incredible performances and stellar cinematography. Not one dull moment is found throughout this Italian masterpiece.
Delightfully vicious (and rightfully so) in the way it condemns old world values of "honor" and patriarchy. Worth a look, but overall not quite as funny as Divorce Italian Style.
Discuss Seduced and Abandoned on our Movie forum!