WriterAge & Scarpelli, Ettore Scola Release dateApril 30, 1970 (Italy)
November 1, 1970 (U.S.) ScreenplayEttore Scola, Furio Scarpelli, Agenore Incrocci CastMarcello Mastroianni (Oreste), Monica Vitti (Adelaide), Giancarlo Giannini (Nello), Marisa Merlini (Silvana) Similar moviesMonica Vitti movies, Directed by Ettore Scola, Movies about Italy
The Pizza Triangle (Italian: Dramma della gelosia (tutti i particolari in cronaca) and also released as Drama of Jealousy) is a 1970 Italian commedia all'italiana film directed by Ettore Scola and written by Scola and the famous screenwriter duo of Age & Scarpelli. It stars Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti, Giancarlo Giannini. It was coproduced with Spain and Spanish actors Manuel Zarzo and Juan Diego are dubbed into Italian. The film is available on DVD in Germany, released by WB as Eifersucht auf italienisch, and in Italy.
Adelaide (Monica Vitti) is a florist who begins to date Oreste (Marcello Mastroianni), who is an already married construction worker. However, Nello (Giancarlo Giannini)], a pizza cook, interposes in the relationship, seducing Adelaide as well. The situation ensues in a quarrel, after which she is injured and hospitalized. Then, the three of them decide to live together but, eventually, the confused Adelaide leaves them after attempting suicide, to get involved romantically with Ambleto (Hércules Cortés), a butcher. Nonetheless, Nello the cook attempts suicide and the moved Adelaide returns with him. Oreste, who is unemployed now, intervenes again. Adelaide refuses both so another fight ensues, which causes the death of Adelaide.
Marcello Mastroianni – Oreste Nardi
Monica Vitti – Adelaide Ciafrocchi
Giancarlo Giannini – Nello Serafini
Manuel Zarzo – Ughetto
Marisa Merlini – Silvana Ciafrocchi
Hércules Cortés – Ambleto Di Meo
Fernando Sánchez Polack – District Head of Communist Party
Gioia Desideri – Adelaide's Friend
Juan Diego – Antonia's Son
Bruno Scipioni – Pizza maker
Josefina Serratosa – Antonia
Giuseppe Maffioli – Lawyer
Paola Natale – Flower Seller
Brizio Montinaro – Restaurant Night Guard
Marcello Mastroianni won the Best Actor award at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival.