Una giornata particolare / A Special Day (1977) 2 x DVD9 and Blu-Ray Criterion Collection
A Special Day is set in the late 1930s during Hitler’s visit to Italy to meet with Mussolini and the fascists. All Italian citizens are expected to turn out and greet the visiting dictator as he tours their streets in a grand parade. Left behind in a towering tenement is beleaguered housewife and mother of six, Antonietta (Sophia Loren). An escaping mynah bird leads to a chance encounter with a neighbor across the courtyard, a depressed bachelor named Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni). Unbeknownst to Antonietta, Gabriele is on his own because he is an antifascist who has been fired from his job due to his political beliefs. An intellectual and effete, Gabriele sees little hope in a life under fascist rule.
Perhaps sensing a similar loneliness in the housewife, Gabriele turns up on her doorstep seeking coffee and conversation, and risking scandal from the spying landlord. Over the course of their day together, they get to know one another, crossing a divide that is greater than their courtyard: Antonietta is a true believer in the current regime.

Director: Ettore Scola
Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon
Country: Italy, Canada
Genre: Drama

• Human Voice, a 2014 short film starring Sophia Loren and directed by Edoardo Ponti (25:34)
• New interviews with Scola (21:13) and Loren (14:37)
• Two 1977 episodes of The Dick Cavett Show featuring Loren and actor Marcello Mastroianni (28:03 + 28:04)
• Trailer (2:47)

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:46:54 | 6.94 Gb + 6.26 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English

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BD50 | 1080p AVC | 1:47:02 | 43 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Italiano
Subtitles: English

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