Serafino (film)

Directed by Pietro Germi
Produced by Pietro Germi
Angelo Rizzoli
Written by Leonardo Benvenuti
Piero De Bernardi
Pietro Germi
Alfredo Giannetti
Tullio Pinelli
Starring Adriano Celentano
Music by Carlo Rustichelli
Cinematography Aiace Parolin
Edited by Sergio Montanari
Francoriz Production
RPA Rizzoli Film
Release dates
  • 17 December 1968 (1968-12-17)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Serafino (also known as Serafino ou L'amour aux champs in France) is a 1968 Italian film directed by Pietro Germi.


Serafino is a nature-boy who never attended school. He relishes the simple life as a shepherd in the mountains of Italy in Abruzzi. When he is called up but as a soldier and has to serve in a big city, he is a troublemaker and eventually the military decides to send him home early.

When he returns home he discovers that his cousin Lidia has become an attractive woman. He neglects his old friend Asmara and starts a secret love affair with Lidia. But when their old aunt Gesiuna dies, Lidia acts as greedy as her whole family and Serafino openly resents that. To everybody's surprise Gesiuna has chosen Serafino as her heir. Serafino doesn't hesitate to squander the money with his friends. This is unbearable for Lidia's father who therefore decides to have Serafino placed under disability.

At court Serafino tries to defend himself. He doesn't take the matter seriously and gloats about the fact that military couldn't deal with him neither. In the end the judge decides against him. Even so, Lidia's father cannot just spend Serafino's money. Yet he learns that Serafino can still marry and then his wife would be allowed to spend his money at will. Little later he tries to force Serafino into marrying Lidia. But again Serafino pretends to be to dumb to comply and once again this is successful. In the end he marries Asmara and reprises his work as a shepherd.




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