Synopsis: In the late 1940s, in a small town somewhere outside Venice, the voluptuous innkeeper Miranda must run the business all alone because her husband is still missing since WWII, presumed dead. Now a widow, Miranda refuses to marry again in waiting for the return of her husband, however, her promise is idle because, in the meantime, she keeps an affair with the young transporter Berto, under the watchful eye of Tony, the only employee at the inn who is also secretly in love with her. With an ample supply of admirers, Miranda, in order to console herself for her loss, begins a hunt for the right man and without any inhibition, she picks the most promising ones from a wide array of potential husbands of all ages, to submit them under her erotic trials. Over a period of one year, the quest for the proper lover will include diverse suitors, one for each season, all claiming a place in Miranda's heart. Sooner or later, the search will end, but in the end, who will be the most suitable one stand
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Tinto Brass
  4 nominations.
96 min

You know, there's one thing

I'll never make it.

I'd love to take you from

behind like a man would.

I get fed up with

rooms by the hour.

People will think I'm a

cheap whore, right?

Go on, do it again.

Would you let me

play the man, Berto?

I love you, Miranda.

I love you.

You are not the only one.

The old man again, right?

Sure, he loves me too.

Look, pretty nice ring.

Get rid of it, you hear?

You're crazy? It's mine.

- You are a...

- Say it, go on.

It gets me all excited.


Whore! Bitch!

Why don't we live together,


Do you think that if I were a man

and you were someone I dig

that I would want to live with you?

And besides there's Gino.

But you know very well

your husband is lost.

I don't think so.

They only said he was missing.

They might be right.

Stop the car!

Are you out of your mind?

We don't want any trouble.

I'm starving.

Bring me a little wine

and some cheese, Tony.

So there you are. I was worried.

Sit down,

have a drink.

Hey, is something wrong?

I thought you'd sleep here together.

I never brought anyone here

for anything like that.

Besides, I don't have to

answer to anyone. Including you.

Here's this weeks' money.

What am I going to do about

all the bills

this month?

I've got a pretty good idea.

You? What do you mean?

I know a guy who'd buy that ring.

But I can't sell it.

If I do ... then what do

I tell the consul?

I'd make sure that the guy

gives you a copy of that one

that looks just the same.

Well... sell to him...

but fast, eh?

Before the consul notices

it's gone.

Is Leda in yet?


All right.

Make sure to clear all the

tables and lock up. No one's

gonna show up in this weather.


What do you like most

in a woman? Tell me.


In other words,

I should take you to bed.

Good idea.

Stop right there!

I only wanted to give

you the money.

Now you've turned chicken?


You should never mix sex and money.

I think they go very well together.

Not for me.

I'm only an employee.

And so what?

Well, I'm waiting for my orders.

Go on, very, very funny.

Good night, boss.

Pleasant dreams.

Jack's been killed.

It's terrible.

I'm never gonna see him anymore.

They never gave him a chance,

they just shot him down.

Near the river bank.

Look, how about us taking a

trip to Rimini, just you and me?

You've got to forget about Jack and

you will a lot sooner than you think.

You'll feel guilty

that you've forgotten, I know.

But that's life, Leda.

And you are the one

who has to go on living.

It makes no sense to suffer.

I know, I don't want to suffer.

But I can't stop crying

I'm so unhappy I want to bawl.

This may not console you

but in everyone's life

there are lots of broken lines

and maybe a straight line,

if you're lucky.

I'm still stuck with broken lines.

But still I go on looking for

the guy who's right for me

hoping he'll straighten me out.

There, there.

Why don't you smile, Leda?

Look out there,

even the sky's trying to smile.

It's hardly snowing anymore.

Maybe winter's finally over.

I finished working at

the Ferrara Fair at 2 AM

It took all night to peddle here.

Can't wait to hit the sack.

I think it's about time

you bought a motor scooter.

First I'll buy a wife

and then I'll buy a motor scooter.

Come on, who'd wanna marry you?

You're too black.

Drink your coffee and

go straight up to sleep.

I'll put your bike away for you.

Here comes the boss.

I'm with the team

working on the gas pipeline.

I'm American. We'll be

here for about 5 or 6 months.

Got any rooms to rent?

I got four, but two

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Tinto Brass

Giovanni "Tinto" Brass (born 26 March 1933) is an Italian filmmaker. In the 1960s and 1970s, he directed many critically acclaimed avant-garde films of various genres. Today, he is mainly known for his later work in the erotic genre, with films such as Caligula, Così fan tutte (released under the English title All Ladies Do It), Paprika, Monella (Frivolous Lola) and Trasgredire. more…

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