Directed by Ettore Scola
This story of
obsessive love between an ugly spinster and a handsome young officer won the Cannes
Special Jury Prize in 1981 and is notable for its strong performances from the sensuous
Laura Antonelli and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Mad and consumed by desire, this woman manages
to overcome the officer's reservations. Steven Sondheim's Tony-award winning musical Passion
is based on this story.