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The quaint life of Ottavia, a widow living in Rome, is turned upside down when a young and pretty Japanese girl knocks at her door, claiming to be the daughter of her late husband, an ... See full summary »

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Giuseppe Mangione (story), Gaspare Cataldo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akiko Wakabayashi ... Akiko
Pierre Brice ... Duilio
Marisa Merlini ... Ottavia Colasanto
Memmo Carotenuto ... Armando Piffero
Vicky Ludovici Vicky Ludovici ... Anita Colasanto (as Vicky Ludovisi)
Valeria Fabrizi Valeria Fabrizi ... Tosca
Andrea Checchi ... Sor Egisto
Marcello Paolini Marcello Paolini ... Serse Colasanto
Carlo Taranto Carlo Taranto
Giacomo Furia Giacomo Furia ... Peppe
Livia Contardi Livia Contardi
Francesco Sormano Francesco Sormano
Giuseppe Chinnici Giuseppe Chinnici ... Il commissario
Nino Fuscagni Nino Fuscagni ... (as Serafino Fuscagni)
Ettore Zamperini Ettore Zamperini
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The quaint life of Ottavia, a widow living in Rome, is turned upside down when a young and pretty Japanese girl knocks at her door, claiming to be the daughter of her late husband, an Italian military officer who went to Japan on a secret mission during WWII and reportedly killed in action there. At first Ottavia is upset by knowing of her husband's affair in Japan, and suspicious of the girl whose "exotic" habits and manners arouse the curiosity of the whole neighborhood. Pretty soon however Ottavia and her neighbors are conquered by the good-natured Akiko, who soon finds a job as tourist guide (it's the year of the Olympic Games, and tourists are flocking to Rome from everywhere including Japan). But Akiko must beware of young Italian men. Written by Vice-4

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Ghinza Street
By Sabel and' Teo Usuelli'
Performed by Nico Fidenco
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Japanese | English

Release Date:

1 December 1961 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Akiko em Roma See more »

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Lux Film, Peg Produzione See more »
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1.85 : 1
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