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Nominated for four **Academy Awards** including Best Director (making Lina Wertmüller the first woman to be bestowed the honor), SEVEN BEAUTIES stars Giancarlo Giannini (*Swept Away*) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost, Pasqualino is arrested for murder and later sent to fight in the army after committing sexual assault. The Germans capture him and he gets sent to a concentration camp where he plots to make his escape by seducing a German officer. Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Foreign Film at the **Academy Awards**. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the **Golden Globes**. *"There have been a lot of Italian films exploring the experience of World War II. [But] what does make SEVEN BEAUTIES unique - what makes it one of the strangest and most intriguing of recent European films - is that Pasqualino is a fool. He's not brave, or bright, or even cynical or cowardly. In his best moments he's an opportunist, and at his worst a devout pawn ... it's virtuoso style, [demonstrates] once again Miss Wertmüller's mastery of filmmaking. Four Stars." - Roger Ebert, **Chicago Sun-Times***