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The Seduction of Mimi
The Seduction of Mimi
Actors: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Turi Ferro, Agostina Belli, Luigi Diberti
Director: Lina Wertmüller
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
R     1998     1hr 48min

This 1972 film by Lina Wertmuller (Seven Beauties, Swept Away) is a wild farce of the Sicilian milieu. Mimi (who is a man) is forced to leave his hometown when he can no longer get work as a result of voting against the lo...  more »


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Actors: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Turi Ferro, Agostina Belli, Luigi Diberti
Director: Lina Wertmüller
Creators: Dario Di Palma, Lina Wertmüller, Franco Fraticelli, Daniele Senatore, Romano Cardarelli
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: Fox Lorber
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/31/1998
Original Release Date: 01/01/1974
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1974
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 48min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: Italian
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Comical Satire worth 10 points
John Farr | 12/16/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A man that wants everything, and ends up with nothing. Mimi, the laborer, is seduced into working for the Mafia - which he hates and fears - to pay for his extramarital affairs.A well made film of high caliber. Thoroughly enjoyable and remarkably light hearted for an otherwise somber topic. A must for the serious movie buff."
Mimi or Not Mimi?
unhelpful | 07/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"After purchasing this DVD, and loving it, I still have a disturbing question: is this the same theatrical release version, which, according to Wertmuller, was criminally cut by New Line Cinema (the original distributor) by up to forty minutes? Do I have to go to Italy to find out?"
The Seduction of Mimi
John Farr | 07/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This broad, clever satire on male hypocrisy and social convention is priceless, if you love the mournful comic countenance of actor Giannini, as I do. His Mimi is an artful creation, an ignorant, impetuous, bumbling fool you can't help but love. The machinations he undergoes to get back at his spouse will amaze and amuse. Don't miss the scene when the fat lady disrobes- it's deservedly the stuff of cinematic legend."
Warning: Standard Version image is cropped into Widescreen V
Thomas L. Boggio | Overland Park, KS | 09/14/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"For: The Seduction of Mimi (1972)
Studio: Fox Lorber (A Winstar Company)
DVD Release Date: March 31, 1998

One Star for the DVD: To produce a cheep widescreen version - Fox Lorber Home Video has taken the movie's full frame image version and has cropped off the top and bottom part of the image. Fox Lorber simply removed part of the image just to please those of us who prefer the widescreen format. Many times during the movie the bright light will bleed over into the black cropped bars producing a glowing horizontal line within the black bars.

Five Stars for the Movie: A great movie! I cannot wait to buy a new DVD release of his movie that is Restored, Digitally Re-mastered and presented in its true original aspect ratio. Until then I will just have to settle for this piece of junk DVD transfer that I just paid $31.50 for.