One Night at Dinner

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One Night at Dinner (1969)

125 min - Drama - 13 April 1969
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A liberal-thinking author watches his wife as she attempts to seduce his best friend at a dinner party. She ends up taking on another man as well, and the writer has an affair with the another dinner guest. Soon the three men and two women are entangled in a confusing series of partner-swapping sex sprees where everyone's morals are challenged in the wake of the sexual revolution.

Writers:  Carlo Carunchio

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Storyline

A liberal-thinking author watches his wife as she attempts to seduce his best friend at a dinner party. She ends up taking on another man as well, and the writer has an affair with the another dinner guest. Soon the three men and two women are entangled in a confusing series of partner-swapping sex sprees where everyone's morals are challenged in the wake of the sexual revolution.



Genres: Drama

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Country:   Italy
Language:  Italian
Release Date:  13 April 1969

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Red Film, Euro International Film, San Marco

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 05 min

A liberal-thinking author watches his wife as she attempts to seduce his best friend at a dinner party.

Metti, una sera a cena (a.k.a. “One Night at Dinner” and “Love Circle”) is a 1969 Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi. It was entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.

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Plot

Michel (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a successful bourgeois playwright who fantasizes an affair between his beautiful wife, Nina (Florinda Bolkan), and his best friend, Max (Tony Musante), a bisexual actor. Unbeknownst to him, the pair have in fact been lovers for years, though Max is really in love with Michel. While Nina is occupied with Max, Michel drifts into an affair with a rich, but lonely, single woman (Annie Girardot). The four meet regularly for dinner at the home of Michel and Nina where they indulge in bored, amoral conversation.

As a diversion, Max suggests to Nina that they add a third player to their bedroom games: Ric (Lino Capolicchio), Max’s anarchist/poet boyfriend who lives in a dankly luxurious basement and sells himself to both men and women. After a while, Ric finds himself falling in love with Nina and eventually attempts suicide over her. Nina discovers Ric in time to save him and decides to leave Michel to live with Ric. But soon their relationship withers and Nina returns to her husband. It’s then that Michel decides to invite Ric into the circle, as they go on meeting at dinner and playing their games of love and seduction. [wiki]

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