Io la conoscevo bene / I Knew Her Well (1965) DVD9 and Blu-Ray Criterion Collection
Adriana Astarelli (Stefania Sandrelli, The Conformist, Seduced and Abandoned) is convinced that she has what it takes to be a movie star. She only needs to meet the right producer that will recognize her potential and kickstart her career.
But in the Eternal City the men Adriana attracts can see only the perfect curves of her beautiful body. Some are suave hustlers and thieves; others are wealthy chameleons who have been living double lives for years. She meets them through shady agents who claim to have helped many provincial girls like her fulfill their dreams and at the lavish parties where bored stars and their lackeys, desperate actors and ambitious reporters like to mingle.
With a bit of luck Adriana manages to get a few modeling gigs. They are short and the pay is awful, but she is convinced that it is the experience that matters the most. Then a handsome young director asks her to pose for a commercial that will be screened in theaters across the country.
The road to success, however, proves a lot more difficult and dangerous than Adriana had initially anticipated...

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli
Cast: Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy, Ugo Tognazzi, Franco Nero
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Genre: Drama


Extras:
• New interview with actor Stefania Sandrelli (9:24)
• New interview with film scholar Luca Barattoni about the career of director Antonio Pietrangeli (21:51)
• Archival footage of Sandrelli’s audition (5:17)
• Trailer (3:21)

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:55:25 | 7.63 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:55:37 | 40.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English

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