The Passionate Thief

December 15, 2014 7:44 PM

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If you want to see Anna Magnani's earthly talents turned to comic advantage then check out Mario Monicelli's The Passionate Thief (Risate di goia, l960), the restored print of which is currently completing a run at Film Forum.

Magnani, whose suffering persona in films like Rome, Open City (1945) and Mamma Roma (1962) was accentuated by those famous eyes which sparkled with life in spite of the dark rings, plays the part of, Tortorella, a down on her heels extra at Cinecitta, out for a good time on New Year's eve in Rome.T...

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