Places of "Italian Divorce" - Adrano


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The Etnean city of Adrano with its Bellini theater is one of the sets of the film "Divorzio all'italiana".
The 1961 film, directed by Pietro Germi, won the Oscar for best original screenplay. The protagonist is Marcello Mastroianni, in the role of Fefè, the baron Ferdinando Cefalù. The man has been married for twelve years to a woman he no longer loves while nurturing a strong passion for his sixteen-year-old cousin Angela, played by Stefania Sandrelli. The young Fefè is ready to ride the defects of the Criminal Code to follow its intersections. Italian law did not allow divorce but allowed the crime of honor, that is, a murder punished with a lesser penalty for those who have been dishonored. Fefè puts his plan into action: to find a lover for his wife and then try to surprise them together and commit the murder under the guise of an honor killing, to then be able to marry Angela. Unfortunately, things will not go as the protagonist had foreseen even if after various vicissitudes he will still be able to marry the young cousin. However, the film ends with the girl who pays attention to the young helmsman of the boat on which she is on her honeymoon with Mastroianni.
The Bellini Theater in Adrano appears in the film when Marcello Mastroianni goes to the theater to attend the screening of the film "La dolce vita".

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