The Cricket (film)

The Cricket (Italian: La Cicala) is a 1980 Italian erotic drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada. For this film Virna Lisi was awarded David di Donatello for best actress, while Fred Bongusto won the Nastro d'Argento for best score.[1]

The Cricket
Directed byAlberto Lattuada
Produced byManolo Bolognini
Bianca Lattuada
Ibrahim Moussa
Written byMarina Di Leo
Franco Ferrini
Alberto Lattuada
Natale Prinetto
StarringAnthony Franciosa
Virna Lisi
Music byFred Bongusto
CinematographyDanilo Desideri
Distributed byNIR
Release date
18 April 1980
Running time
101 min.

Plot summary

Clio plays a fun loving girl who likes men. She leaves her home town and meets up with Wilma, a once famous singer. After Wilma bombs out at a local joint they hook up together and become prostitutes.

Enter Tony who falls for Wilma and opens a gas/food/lodging establishment after they marry. Tony slowly gets fed up with Wilma, especially after her beautiful daughter arrives. An erotic yet tragic film.



  1. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.

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