7 Beauties: The Films of Lina Wertmüller
The Seduction of Mimi
Dir. Lina Wertmüller, Italy, 1972, DCP, 112 min., Italian w/English subtitles
Giancarlo Giannini gives a wonderfully comic performance as
the sad sack Mimi, a Sicilian laborer whose refusal to vote for the Mafia
candidate leads him to lose his job, his wife and his home. At rock bottom, he
revives his spirits by falling in love with the beautiful, radical Fiorella
(Mariangela Melato), with whom he starts a new life as a reliable husband and
father. But the past comes back to haunt him, piling on comical complexities as
he attempts to defend his honor. A blistering satire of Italy in the 1970s, The Seduction of Mimi takes aim at a
corrupt government, compromised labor leaders and the Neanderthal sexual
politics of men in power, with uproarious results.
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