The House of Smiles (1991)

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A septuagenarian couple are attracted to each other in a retirement home but find the institution and their fellow patients frown on their relationship.


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31 October 2008 | lee_eisenberg
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| grow old gracefully
One of Marco Ferreri's movies from later in his career focuses on a woman in a retirement home and her new relationship. Protagonist Adelina (Ingrid Thulin) hooks up with a man whose wife is undergoing treatment. Many of Adelina's acquaintances don't approve of her relationship, to the point that someone steals her dentures. This sets in motion a whole new series of events.

What I found to be a really interesting part of "La casa del sorriso" ("The House of Smiles" in English) was the African music. The African immigrants brought a most unexpected dimension to a movie with a seemingly routine story. But anyway, I've liked every one of Marco Ferreri's movies that I've seen, and I recommend this one.

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Genres

Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

1 March 1991

Language

Italian, French


Country of Origin

Italy

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