Cinema: Stranger Than Fission

La Fuga. Any electricity generated by this low-voltage Italian drama can be traced to Anouk Aimée, playing an interior decorator who is more beautiful than most, and more manly too. Anouk's boldest designs are reserved for Giovanna Ralli, a newer exotic, who smartly assumes the attitudes of a neurotic young matron beset by conventional woes. Her parents are a wretchedly selfish pair; she cannot concentrate on raising her young son; and her physicist husband is so preoccupied with the mysteries of nuclear fission that he seldom wonders what his wife thinks. Giovanna consults an analyst and discovers that she thinks mostly...

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