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The Automobile, L'Automobile

From the 1962 Oscar winner writer of Divorce - Italian Style and available for the first time on DVD, The Automobile, an episode from the TV mini series The "Three Women", featuring Italian movie icon Anna Magnani with music composed by the genius Ennio Morricone, comes this classic 70s Italian story of Anna, an experienced prostitute who has become an institution in the Roman nightlife. In reality she is lonely and aimless, and decides to buy a car in order to satisfy her need to feel like a normal woman. On an outing to the beach to celebrate her new sense of freedom she meets two men who convince her to let them drive her new car, and things deteriorate from there.

“A well acted ‘dramedy’ featuring an impressive performance from Magnani, The Automobile gets a completely respectable North American home video debut from Raro, who continue to unearth interesting titles from Italy’s film vaults.”

“L’Automobile has an impeccable Italian cinematic pedigree.” Justpressplay

“The Raro release in America is essentially a premiere for most Italian cinema fans, who should get a kick out of seeing this little slice of early '70s filmmaking pulled out of the vaults. ” Mondodigital

“Anna Magnani, one of the greatest actresses of the 20th century, was the cinematic representation of the Earth Mother – raw, sensual, passionate, explosive.” Alt Film Guide

Alfredo Gianetti

Alfredo Giannetti

Paulo Buzzi and Ozan Ergun

Anna Magnani, Vittorio Caprioli, Christian Hay

Pasqualino De Santis

Renato Cinquini

Ennio Morricone

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Official Release Date: March 13, 2012

Production: Italy – 1971
Running time: 93, color
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Subtitles: Optional English
Audio: Dolby digital 2.0
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Release Date: february 12, 2012

Special Features
Original trailer
Fully illustrated booklet
New English subtitles
New digitally restored