A Special Day (1977)

Director
Ettore Scola

Main cast
Sophia Loren; Marcello Mastroianni; John Vernon; Françoise Berd; Patrizia Basso

Genres
Drama, War, Romance

Description
The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Sophia Loren strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor Mastroianni. As the day segues into night, Loren and Mastroianni develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.


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