Profumo di donna

Directed by Dino Risi On May 4 at 20:00

Italy - 1974 - 103’ - Color - In Italian with English subtitles
With Vittorio Gassman, Alessandro Momo, Agostina Belli, Moira Orfei, Franco Ricci, Elena Veronese

Dino Risi, Ruggero Maccari based on Giovanni Arpino’s novel Il buio e il miele
Claudio Cirillo
Alberto Gallitti
Armando Trovaioli
Produced by :
Dean Film
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Fausto, a blind, aggressive and irascible captain, is having a trip from Turin to Naples to meet an old comrade. He is assigned an aid whom Fausto would nickname Ciccio to travel with him. The captain would ask his cadet to help him look for women, but feeling the boy’s inexperience in the matter, Fausto uses his nose claiming he can smell a beautiful woman. That is until Sara, a former lover, shows up.

festivals & awards


  • Best Actor (Vittorio Gassman), 1975 Cannes Film Festival
  • Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Vittorio Gassman) and Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material, 1976 Academy Awards