Girl with a Suitcase

Girl with a Suitcase (Italian: La ragazza con la valigia) is a 1961 Italian romantic drama film by 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.[1]

Girl with a Suitcase
Original Italian poster
Directed byValerio Zurlini
Written byLeonardo Benvenuti (as Leo Benvenuti)
Piero De Bernardi
Enrico Medioli
Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Valerio Zurlini
StarringClaudia Cardinale
Corrado Pani
Jacques Perrin
Release date
9 February 1961 (Italy)
Running time
121 min.


When Aida (Claudia Cardinale) is deserted by a man who had promised her a showbiz career and persuaded her to leave her job singing in a night club, she travels alone to the big city to look for him. The man's younger brother Lorenzo (Jacques Perrin) conceals his brother from her but helps her with her living expenses and falls in love with her.

Lorenzo is only 16 and at school and Aida, knowing that the relationship has no future, begins a relationship with a new man but Lorenzo is unwilling to let go.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Girl with a Suitcase". Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2009-02-21.

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