Sedotta e Abbandonata

Photo courtesy of the Italian Cultural and Community Center

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Wed., June 28, 7:15 p.m. 2017
$10

Location Info:

Italian Cultural and Community Center
1101 Milford St.
Houston, TX  77006
713-524-4222
Pietro Germi’s 1964 film, Sedotta e Abbandonata (Seduced and Abandoned), is a critical and darkly humorous look at a troubling Sicilian social custom: the tradition that a rapist could avoid prison time if he married the victim, which would also restore honor upon the victim’s family. The harsh, but folly-filled look at village life is an example of commedia all’italiana – complete with plot points going by at breakneck speed, including a murder plot, a nunnery, dental work, a suicide attempt, broken engagements and death – and the second in a trilogy for Germi (with Divorce Italian Style and The Birds, the Bees and the Italians).

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