The Tiger and the Pussycat AKA Il Tigre
Ann-Margret, Vittorio Gassmann, Eleanor Parker and Fiorenzo Fiorentini
English (no subtitles)
REGION CODE: 0
Region All / Free DVD-R (playable worldwide)
Comedy-drama in which a middle-aged Italian businessman (Vittorio Gassman), married and living in Italy, is innocently introduced one day to a schoolgirl with pigtails and a goofy grin. Years later, that schoolgirl has become a wanton young woman. She ensnares the married man and plays him like a flute, but how serious is she? He finds himself desirous of her on-again/off-again charms, calling her on the phone in the middle of the night, getting himself in deeper and deeper. Such is the crux of this middle-age-crazy romance-that-really-isn't. It's a thoughtful Italian-made 'dramedy' that attempts to give its characters some dignity (even Ann-Margret's somewhat viperous role isn't all one shade). "Kitten with a Whip - Italian Style!"