Director Valerio Zurlini
Music director Mario Nascimbene
Genre Comedy, Drama
|Writer Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, Valerio Zurlini|
Release date 9 February 1961 (Italy)
Screenplay Valerio Zurlini, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Cast Claudia Cardinale (Aida Zepponi), Jacques Perrin (Lorenzo Fainardi), Luciana Angiolillo (Aunt of Lorenzo), Riccardo Garrone, Elsa Albani, Corrado Pani
Similar movies Directed by Valerio Zurlini, Claudia Cardinale movies, Movies about Italy
Girl with a Suitcase (Italian: La ragazza con la valigia) is a 1961 Italian romantic drama film by Italian Director Valerio Zurlini starring Claudia Cardinale as a naive nightclub singer who lives on the good will of others. It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.
When Aida (Claudia Cardinale) is dumped by her lover, she travels alone to the big city. Her former lover's younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) takes her in, protecting her and falling in love with her. The "pair" have many obstacles: their ages (Lorenzo being only 16) and Lorenzo's family, who go to great lengths trying to stop this cross-class affair (with Aida in the lower class). Aida begins a relationship with a new man but Lorenzo is unwilling to let go. When they do eventually part Lorenzo leaves Aida with a large sum of money as a farewell gift.
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