The Girl with the Pistol

La ragazza con la pistola
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Produced by Gianni Hecht Lucari
Written by Luigi Magni
Rodolfo Sonego
Music by Peppino De Luca
Cinematography Carlo Di Palma
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Distributed by Documento Film
Release dates
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Girl with the Pistol (Italian: La ragazza con la pistola) is a 1968 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli.[1] It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Monica Vitti won the David di Donatello as Best Actress.


In a small village in Sicily, the girl Assunta is seduced by Vincenzo. The man, however, runs away the day after they become lovers. Assunta, feeling disgraced, leaves for England where Vincenzo has fled. Assunta finds herself intimidated by the different culture, but resolutely travels to London in search of Vincenzo in order to kill him. After an accident, Assunta is hospitalized; she meets a cute patient, understanding and sentimental, who advises her to forget about Vincenzo, and to devote herself to her life. She follows this advice, and soon she creates for herself a new and wonderful life in England.



  1. "The 41st Academy Awards (1969) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-15.

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