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Americano Rosso

102min.
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George Maniago (Burt Young) is a homely Italian-American undertaker who has come to Italy in the 1930s to seek a beautiful, big-breasted Italian virgin to be his bride. To assist him in his search, not least because his ability to speak Italian is limited, he hires Vittorio Benvegnu (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) from his uncle's marriage agency. They travel around Italy and have developed a pattern of behaviors: George selects a woman to be interviewed and regularly finds some reason (a previous marriage, deafness, etc.) to reject them as marriage prospects. Vittorio usually finds some reason to seduce George's rejects, who at the very least are beautiful and big breasted. Finally George settles on a girl, and all should be well, except that cynical Vittorio has fallen in love with her. Whatever feelings the girl has for him are not strong enough to sway her from the lure of going to America, and he is spurned. After George leaves, Vittorio discovers that he has left him a dangerous going-away present.

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