A Special Day Poster

Release Date: 1977

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
In Rome, fascist supporter Emanuele (John Vernon) attends a parade commemorating Adolf Hitler's historic meeting with Italian leader Benito Mussolini, leaving his apolitical wife, Antonietta (Sophia Loren), to tend to household duties. Antonietta encounters a man, Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni), who appears surprisingly nonplussed by the political event. Over the course of the day, the two forge a close friendship that will forever change their perceptions of life, love and politics.

Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd, Tiziano De Persio, Maurizio Di Paolantonio, Antonio Garibaldi, Alessandra Mussolini

Director: Ettore Scola

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Canafox, Compagnia Cinematografica Champion

Keywords: Transformation, Forbidden love, 1930s, Friendship, Passionate, Husband, Emotional, Charming


Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Foreign Language Film
Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama