On May 8, 1938, Rome was abuzz as Benito Mussolini, amid great pomp, played host to Adolf Hitler. Two locals who didn't get caught up in the hubbub─an exhausted, dowdy, working-class housewife (Sophia Loren), and her neighbor (Marcello Mastroianni), a radio journalist facing deportation for his politics and homosexuality─wind up having a momentous encounter of their own. Ettore Scola's acclaimed parable co-stars John Vernon, Françoise Berd. 107 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Italian Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; interviews; 1977 "The Dick Cavett Show" episodes featuring Loren, Mastroianni; theatrical trailer. In Italian with English subtitles.