Divorce Italian Style (DVD)

Divorce Italian Style (DVD)

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


  • High-definition digital transfer
  • Pietro Germi: The Man with the Cigar in His Mouth, a documentary by critic and filmmaker Mario Sesti featuring interviews with Germi’s longtime friends and collaborators
  • Interviews with Sesti and actors Lando Buzzanca and Stefania Sandrelli discussing Germi on the set of Divorce Italian Style
  • Interview with screenwriter Ennio De Concini
  • Rare screen-test footage of actresses Daniela Rocca and Stefania Sandrelli
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: a new essay by film critic Stuart Klawans and reprinted pieces by director Martin Scorsese and film historian Andrew Sarris

    New cover illustration by Jaime Hernandez, design by Eric Skillman