Woman Times Seven

Synopsis: Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession," a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night," angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One," seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; "Super Simone," wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; "At the Opera," a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; "Suicides," a death pact; "Snow," would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Vittorio De Sica
Production: Embassy Pictures Corporation
99 min

Paulette, that's enough.

That's enough, Paulette.

You must think of yourself.

You must be reasonable.

Thank you, Jean.

Doctor, please talk to her.

She hasn't eaten anything all day.

Paulette, life goes on.

You're young.

You have a full, rich life

in front of...

You have a full, rich life

in front of you...

and it's not me that's saying that.

It's Claude.

He'd want me to say that.

But he shouldn't have...

He shouldn't have left me alone.

You're not alone.

You'll always have

your devoted Annette.

And if you'll permit...

there is also me.

Those are not just words.

They come from my heart.

They've been there

since the first moment I saw you.

Paulette, there's a hole.

Paulette, don't leave me hanging

in midair.

Say something.

Say no, but say something.

When I bought my farm,

I was thinking of you, Paulette.

I pictured you,

your hair streaming back...

riding across the camarde

on a beautiful horse.

You know what I have named

my prize Arab filly?

I have named her... Paulette.

Have you ever tasted milk,

fresh from the cow...

before they take

all the goodness from it?

I'll bring it to you

every morning in bed...

like a servant.

Claude liked milk so much.

And then in a month or so,

we'll be able to pick the apricots.

I have over 800 trees,

full of apricots.

Shall we gather the apricots together

at my farm in Mjean, Paulette?

Filthy beasts.

They've no respect,

not even for...

Poor widow.

Is Mjean far from here?

By car, it's only eight hours away.

It's too far away from Claude.

Well, I have

another little place in Orlans.

That's not even an hour away.

You must try to understand, Jean.

I don't want to leave Paris.

He was born here.

Paulette, you must forget

about these things.

Then let's go overseas.

You decide where.

I don't know.

Paraguay. What about...


Isn't there a revolution

going on there?

Well, there was,

but I understand...

that the government

has it sorted out now, I'm sure.

Maybe Honduras, huh?

Must be sad there.

I've never heard anyone talk about it.

My passport's expired.

Well, that's no problem.

I'll take care of everything.

You need two photographs,

your birth certificate...

your husband's permission.

In this case...

But, Paulette...

life will be ecstatic together.

You didn't expect me, did you?



In my own house!

In my own room

and in my own bed!

I spoke to her in Italy this morning.

She was supposed

to get back tomorrow.

Get dressed.

Mama mia, get dressed.

Why did we ever move here

in the first place?!

She wasn't to be here.

Foreign sales representative!

People like me!

Let me explain.

Maria Teresa, there is nothing

between me and Nanette.

Absolutely nothing!

I can swear to you!

Keep away from me!

Stop! Don't get it out...

out of proportion!

But I took this job

because I love you!

You are going to be so sorry

for this!

No! Maria Teresa!

Try to understand!

And are you gonna get

some of your own medicine!

I'm going with the first man

that I find on the street!

I am!

And right now!

It's not right! it's not fair!

Filthy, filthy, rotten liar.

Jehane, who's that for?

She's out of her territory.

Looks high class.


Don't know her.

Shut up.

- You feeling bad?

- No.

Well, she's not deaf.

Maybe she's just dumb.

She is no working girl.

You can see that much.


What's so different about her?


And look at her shoes.

This one's no walker.

Got man trouble, cheri?

"Go to Rome," he always tells me.

"Go to Rome

and visit your parents.

"And take the children.

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Cesare Zavattini

Cesare Zavattini (20 September 1902 – 13 October 1989) was an Italian screenwriter and one of the first theorists and proponents of the Neorealist movement in Italian cinema. more…

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