Do you get it now? One, two, three and two is five, two is seven and two is nine. I can´t talk to anyone about my personal problems. A few days later, her husband Nino, who has survived as a prisoner of war but lost an arm, comes back looking for her. When she is denounced and put on trial, the officer sends testimony that he was nothing more than an occasional friend. The next in line already has a plan. Wait a minute, come back! I wonder what she´ll do to us. No, Renato, I love only you! ´´ Signora, how can you marry that smelly old goat? You no longer have the right to speak to your sisters, understand? I thought she wanted me to get her some cigarettes.
Why didn´t she marry someone from her own village? Are you or have you ever been his fiancée? May I speak to the Lawyer Centorbi? Signora, what can we do? Everything they give us is terrible! And on the home front. They cured my uncle this way and he had cholera! Mind your own fucking business! And from here the envy, the lies, the disgrace, that have deprived her even of a father´s trust! Known as the Y2K scare, the United States Government took precautions by backing up top secret files on two drives. I have to get the coffee cups. You can only find your dignity in the place you lost it. But it´s all I have. I lost an arm, I wasn´t dead! I brought you some food. The martyrdom of our fellow citizen in defense of his country was not a useless sacrifice.
Through his eyes, we see the curse of beauty and loneliness of Malena, whose husband is presumed to be dead, and through his soul we see his love for her. She could get two years in prison. Rumours grow around her, which she unwisely helps by allowing an unmarried air force officer to visit her after dark. And as they´ve held me close. You shouldn´t be alone during these hard times. Didn´t she join the Communist Party? You don´t have to go hungry. But the chain is Sicilian.
To escape further persecution, she leaves the hostile town. Hey baby, give a soldier a break! But, Papa, you don´t understand. What did you do after he gave you the medicine? So it´s true what people say! During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle. You said you wouldn´t touch her with a 1 0-foot pole! But unlike the married Cusimano, who was, let´s face it, guilty of a pre-senile dimming of the senses, of an intoxicating kaleidoscope of desires. I knew it from the start, you´re a loose woman. And can I go put mine up her ass? I want to bring her home. Sure, but not all at once! Let´s make a deal: the day someone cracks the skull of ´´Our Great Leader,´´ then you´ll get long pants.
´´Dear Signor Scordia, forgive me ifl don´t have the courage to speak man to man. The declaration of war has already been delivered to the ambassadors. ? Everyday there are more of them! You´re accused of involving Dr. Do you know what happened to my wife? Will Renato learn courage from Malèna and stand up for her? We now continue with the testimony of Maddalena Bonsignore, the widow Scordia, called Malena. I guess the dentist has been filling her cavity. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle. Eat up, my sweet pea.
You mistake me for someone else. Poor guy, he was better off dead. We knew she had one lover, but two. You´re not permitted to sit at the table with us, understand? ´´Signora Malena, a more capable person than me wrote that the only true love is unrequited love. Now, no one will talk to me. These last months have taught me much about courage, even ifI have found little myself I´m the only one who knows the truth about your wife.
You can´t treat me like a child, l´m a grown man! I sewed it twenty years ago and it still looks brand new. Then why has Cusimano, a reputable professional, who, five years ago, had the honor of extracting one of il Duce´s teeth, publicly declared that he is your fiancée? Ten lire, pay at the cashier´s. Malena always has someone throwing a wrench in the works! How long did he stay? Nino Scordia, heroically killed in action in Northern Africa, and to his bride Maddalena, who, stricken with grief, unfortunately isn´t here with us. Tonight we either die in a bombing or end up in jail! Your father´s good name will never belong to that disgusting whore! Little boy, let me get by. Now you´lI see what happens when you steal our men.
Pietro, he hasn´t eaten for three days. All is well, thank God. Arms out, arms high, in quick succession! My husband says he wouldn´t touch her with a ten-foot pole. In a sleepy Italian village, Malena, the most beautiful woman in town, becomes the subject of increasingly malicious gossip among the lustful townsmen and their jealous wives. No one in this town. Renato, get up, it´s late. Fuck off, my thumbs are twice as big as yours! I forgive her, she did it to pay her lawyer´s fee, only once and never again.
I should sign ´a fri. Every man wanted to have her. And then l´ll bite your balls off! Afteryour husband, the only man in your life is me. My house is a refugee camp and my wife has disappeared, no one in town knows where she is. Around here, they only say bad things about her But believe me, your wife Malena was faithful to you. Comrades of Castelcuto, we are gathered here today to share in the tragic but honorable mourning which has struck our town.
She must be punished according to our custom! Except for my father who wasn´t very fond of ´´Our Great Leader ´´ everyone in town was happy that Italy was going to war How could they know that our customs, our lives would change forever? Will they be ready tomorrow? Malèna is about the peril of a beauty through the eyes of a 12 year old kid named Renato. Just give me time to grow up. One day he was distracted as she walked by and pulled a healthy tooth instead of the rotten one! He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. She´s got a lot of courage to face us again. She has an unhappy marriage. How could he get mixed up in this? Don´t you want to be respectable again? I knew I should have bathed today! If you wanna be one of us, just shut up and watch.