How, When and with Whom

Come, quando, perché, internationally released as How, When and with Whom, is a 1969 Italian romance film written and directed by Antonio Pietrangeli. It is the last film of Pietrangeli, who died drowning in the sea of Gaeta, while he was testing some shots for the next day; he was eventually replaced by Valerio Zurlini.[1][2]

How, When and with Whom
Directed byAntonio Pietrangeli
Music byArmando Trovajoli
CinematographyMario Montuori
Release date
  • 1969 (1969)


Paola, wife of a wealthy Milanese industrialist, meets Alberto, a friend of her husband, who emigrated to Argentina and has returned for business reasons. After a few days, Alberto confesses his love to Paola, but she resists. However, during a vacation in Sardinia, having waited in vain for the arrival of her husband, she gives in to Alberto's wishes. They continue their relationship back in Milan, but she chooses not to follow him to Argentina.



  1. Guglielmina Morelli; Giulio Martini; Giancarlo Zappoli. Un'invisibile presenza: il cinema di Antonio Pietrangeli. Il Castoro, 1998.
  2. Enrico Giacovelli. La commedia all'italiana. Gremese Editore, 1995.

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