Artikelnummer 5837

MADDALENA, ZERO FOR CONDUCT (1940) * with switchable English subtitles *

Vittorio De Sica Writer: Ferruccio Biancini (adaptation) Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Vera Bergman, Carla Del Poggio

Ms. Elisa teaches Commercial Writing in a women's school, where all the practice correspondence is sent to a fictional "Mr. Hartmann" in Vienna at an equally non-existent Austrian address. Elisa, ever the romantic, entrusts her dreams to the letters she writes to the phantom man. One of these letters, however, is found by Maddalena Lenci and is sent through the mail. And while the results should've been wasted postage and an annoyed post office official sending the letter back as undeliverable, it turns out that a certain "Carlo Hartmann" does exist; and at the address on the envelope! No doubt hoping to escape a few days of oppressive, German fascism, Mr. Hartmann runs off to Rome to meet the girl who sent the letter and to spend some time in less-brutal fascist Italy. But the fun doesn't end there: back in Rome, Mr. Hartmann has a cousin, who falls in love with Maddalena, thinking she's Elisa! Totally believable, huh?

La signorina Elisa insegna scrittura commerciale in una scuola femminile, dove tutte le lettere, per convenzione, vengono inviate ad un inesistente signor Hartman di Vienna ad un indirizzo altrettanto inesistente. Elisa è romantica e affida i suoi sogni a lettere che scrive al fantomatico Hartman. Ma una di queste lettere viene trovata da Maddalena Lenci e imbucata. Carlo Hartman però esiste, proprio a quell'indirizzo e ricevuta la lettera corre a Roma per incontrare la ragazza. Ma a Roma c'è anche suo cugino che si innamora di Maddalena scambiandola per Elisa.

 DVD-R is in Italian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 74 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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