The Pizza Triangle

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.[1] 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.

The Pizza Triangle
Directed byEttore Scola
Produced byPio Angeletti
Adriano De Micheli
Written byAge & Scarpelli
Ettore Scola
StarringMarcello Mastroianni
Monica Vitti
Giancarlo Giannini
Hércules Cortés
Music byArmando Trovajoli
CinematographyCarlo Di Palma
Distributed byWB in USA
Release date
30 April 1970 (Italy)
1 November 1970 (U.S.)
Running time
107 min.


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 won the Best Actor award at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


  1. "NY Times: The Pizza Triangle". NY Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  2. "Festival de Cannes: The Pizza Triangle". Retrieved 2009-04-10.
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