A hot November

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German title A hot November
Original title Un bellissimo novembre
Country of production Italy , France
original language Italian
Publishing year 1969
length 92 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Mauro Bolognini
script Lucia Drudi Demby ,
Antonio Altoviti ,
Attilio Riccio
production Antonio Altoviti
music Ennio Morricone
camera Armando Nannuzzi
cut Roberto Perpignani

A hot November (original title: Un bellissimo novembre , German alternative title: "A beautiful November") is an Italian-French film drama with comical features from 1969 by Mauro Bolognini . The script was written by Lucia Drudi Demby , Antonio Altoviti and Attilio Riccio . They used the novel of the same name by Ercole Patti as a template . The main roles are cast with Gina Lollobrigida , André Laurence , Gabriele Ferzetti and Paolo Turco . The film had its world premiere on April 5, 1969 in Italy. In Germany he could be seen for the first time in the cinema on October 3, 1969.


A few days after All Saints' Day a widespread Sicilian clan meets in their country castle near Catania . The younger generation has long recognized that there is a lot of hypocrisy hidden behind the noble setting and the strict morals. That is why the seventeen-year-old Nino feels particularly drawn to his beautiful aunt Cettina, who is considered the black sheep of the family because she ran off into a marriage that was not entirely approved. However, the experienced woman smugly kindles the fire of a glowing passion in the awakened young man, seduces him according to all the rules of the art - and then appears very astonished when Nino, full of mad jealousy, does not want to share his place with an older lover. The hope that he had fleetingly hoped that Cettina would be completely committed to himself , contrary to all conventions , vanished.

Nino, resigned, throws himself into a marriage with a young cousin - and will play the usual game without open rebellion. At the church door he exchanges a quiet "See you soon!" With his attractive aunt.


The lexicon of international films judges: “Ambitious novel adaptation in a neat decorative style, which is less dedicated to social criticism than to the entertaining presentation of common gender morality.” The Evangelical Film Watcher sums up his criticism as follows: “A fittingly cast and ambitiously designed film, his Presents social criticism more profoundly through many well-observed details, but conceals it somewhat through a strongly erotic thread of the plot. Impressive from the age of 18. "

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  1. a b Source: Evangelischer Filmbeobachter , Evangelischer Presseverband München, Review No. 439/1969, p. 436
  2. Lexikon des Internationale Films, rororo-Taschenbuch No. 6322 (1988), p. 1555.