Minerva Pictures International

Adua And Friends

Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli

In 1958 the law made brothels illegal in Italy. Adua, Lolita, Marilina and Millie are 4 prostitutes and they pool their savings to open a restaurant .They buy a run-down building but their permit is rejected because of their history of prostitution.

One of former customers agrees to buy the building but he expects them to run the restaurant as a front and work as a brothel on the upper floors.

Festivals & Awards

Avellino Neorealism Film Festival 1962 - Laceno d'Oro Winner, Best Actress: Gina Rovere

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1961 - Silver Ribbon Nominee - Best Supporting Actress: Sandra Milo

Silver Ribbon Nominee (1961) - Best Costume Design: Danilo Donati

Venice Film Festival 1960 - Golden Lion Nominee: Antonio Pietrangeli

Original Title

  • Italy
  • 1960
  • 106 min.
  • Italian


  • Marcello Mastroianni
  • Sandra Milo
  • Simone Signoret


  • Drama
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