People Staff
January 30, 1978 12:00 PM

Italian director Lina Wertmuller’s first English-language film is disappointing. Candice Bergen plays an American photographer married to Giancarlo Giannini, an Italian journalist with Communist sympathies. The story serves up Wertmuller’s typically lavish portions of sex and politics, while portraying a long night in the crumbling marriage of this odd couple. The music is terrific, the cinematography breathtaking and Wertmuller’s energy is everywhere evident. But, aside from Giannini, the acting is strangely uneven, and in Bergen’s case just plain awful. The rumors of conflict on the set between the director and her beautiful star are confirmed by the final product. (R)

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