Baron Ferdinando Cefalù aka Fefè (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile young cousin Angela (Stefania Sandrelli), but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and obsequious wife, Rosalia (Daniela Rocca). His solution? Since divorce is illegal, he hatches a plan to lure his spouse into the arms of another man and then murder her in a “justifiable” effort to save his honor. This is director Pietro Germi’s hilarious and cutting satire of Sicilian and Italian male-chauvinist culture, winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
In Italian with English subtitles.