About the film
Seduced and Abandoned
Release Date: January 30, 1964
|Production Companies||:||Lux Film, Ultra Film, Vides Cinematografica, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France|
|Producers||:||Franco Cristaldi, Antonio Musu, Luigi Giacosi, Andrea Petricca, Marcello Papaleo, Renato Pieri, Silvana Benedetti|
|Writers||:||Luciano Vincenzoni, Luciano Vincenzoni, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Pietro Germi, Pietro Germi|
The film presents the tale of Agnese Ascalone, daughter of prominent miner Vincenzo Ascalone, and takes place in a small town in Sicily. Agnese is seduced by her sister Matilde's fiance, and has a tryst with him for which she confesses and tries to repent, only to be discovered by her mother and father. The film is a dark satire of Sicilian social customs and honor laws, and is very similar to Divorce, Italian Style.