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Una Bella Grinta


2013 release. Digitmovies, in collaboration with the Sugar Group, present on CD, the full version Piero Umiliani's original soundtrack for the movie Una Bella Grinta ("The Reckless"). Directed in 1965 by Giuliano Montaldo and starring Renato Salvatori, Norma Bengell, Antonio Segurini, Giuliano Montaldo, Alberto Mesi, Enrico Rame, Celso Fava, Dino Fontanesi, Umberto Juli, Marina Malfatti, Vito Cipolla, Gino Agostini, Primo Baratella, Bereno Bartolini, Loris Serra, Luciano Serra, Raffaele Triggia, Iginio Marchesini, and Antonio Domenighini. The ambition to go up in the scale of social values and the pathological desire for money, are personal circumstances of Ettore Zambrini (Salvatori). The man would like to make his fortune in Bologna and dissatisfied that he owns a small textile company, manufactures a grand factory, despite being financially weak. Even with Luciana (Bengell), Zambrini had a selfish attitude of ownership that subsequently lead to the separation from his wife and her betrayal with a student. When Luciana agrees to come back to him, Ettore is in the midst of his financial crisis, which forces him to seek any pretext for not sinking completely. At the same time the feisty industrialist manages to discover the identity of the young lover of Luciana. He gets rid of the opponent with extreme violence and with great willpower carries on the business. In the end the protagonist will see his name triumph at the new factory, thus beginning a new life of luxury. Piero Umiliani wrote one of the most beautiful jazz/blues comments of his long and prolific career, performed by Gato Barbieri band and with exceptional soloists (as shown in the Main credits of the film) Barbieri-Rava-D'Andrea-Foccia-Munari. At the time C.A.M. published a 33rpm containing thirteen tracks in mono. The song of the main credits, played by Don Powell, appeared only on the single by Ricordi. In 2009, Cinedelic Records reissued the same material as the 33rpm record on CD for the first time ever in a limited edition of 500 copies. For Digitmovies' CD the label used the mono master tapes of the original session that allowed them to discover new material and to also include the rare vocal version of the single, all restored and digitally remastered.