The Tiger and the Pussycat
Il Tigre, internationally released as The Tiger and the Pussycat, is a 1967 Italian comedy film directed by Dino Risi. For his performance, Vittorio Gassman won the David di Donatello for best actor; the film also won the David di Donatello for best producer.
|The Tiger and the Pussycat|
|Directed by||Dino Risi|
|Written by||Agenore Incrocci|
|Music by||Fred Bongusto|
In Rome, the teenaged son of Francesco Vincenzini tries to kill himself after his affections are rejected by Carolina, a beautiful art student.
Francesco decides to confront the young woman and condemn what she has done. Instead, he is seduced by her. Francesco is married and has recently become a grandfather. His fling with Carolina makes him feel young again, but he begins to neglect his family and his work.
Invited to run off to Paris with her, Francesco writes a farewell letter to his wife and leaves for the train station. At the last minute, he comes to his senses and decides to return home, where Esperia pretends that she did not read his letter.