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Page 10-Thursday, May 20, 1982--The Michigan Daily
Loren returns to Rome
to serve jail term
ROME (AP) - Actress Sophia Loren way for her.
returned to Italy today after a two-year After spending 45 minutes inside the
absence to serve a 30-day jail term on a airport police station, she boarded a
tax evasion charge. white Alfa Romeo unmarked car ac-
Loren, who has proclaimed her in- companied by two policemen and her
nocence, was met at Leonardo da Vinci sister, Maria Scicolone.
airport by a police officer and taken Officers said she would serve the sen-
away in an unmarked car to serve a 30- tence in the prison at Caserta, 20 miles
day jail term on a charge of tax from Naples, her hometown.
evasion. "I'm very worried about the time I
It was her first visit to Italy in two will have to spend in jail," she told
years. She told an interviewer in reporters at Rome airport. She recalled
Geneva, Switzerland, before boarding she had filed a petition for a pardlon
her plane to Rome that she wanted to with President Sandro Pertini, blaming
return to "see my mother, my country, her plight on an error by her tax
and my roots." specialists.
A court in July 1980 found her guilty Minutes before taking the Alitalia
of failing to report five million lire on flight to Rome, Loren said she decided
her 1970 income tax return. That was to return to Italy to solve "an unjust
about the equivalent of $7,000 under the situation due to a little mistake by a tax
rate of exchange at that time. specialist. This man is now dead-may
As Loren was being escorted through he rest in peace-but now I have to go
the airport, she was surounded by a to prison."
huge crowd of reporters and "I think the impact of being jailed
photographers that nearly knocked the will be a traumatizing thing," she said.
47-year-old actress to the ground. "Please, let's not fall into vulgarity,"
She let out a cry for help as she stum- Loren replied when asked if her move
bled. Plainclothes policemen helped was a publicity stunt for her next
her regain her balance and shoved movie, Lina Wertmuller's Tierta De

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Sean Connery stars as Patrick Hale, a television news reporter covering
world hot spots in the film 'Wrong Is Right.'
Confusing comedy
too good to be bad
(Continu ersm Page 7)
You can tell that this movie is in- it doesn't. Writer, director Rich
credibly confusing. It tries very hard to Brooks has managed to hold the fi
be a roller-coaster of thrills and spills. together fairly well, creating inter
Sometimes this works and other times and anger at most of the right places
Will audiences want to see a filmti
ANN i AR R confirms their worst suspicions ab
INDIVIDUAL THEATRES the way the world is run? For
Z 5th Ave libusertyy re=S7rocomedy-thriller, this movie sets a pr
ty pessimistic tone. Dr. Strangely
WEDeSATSUNl was able to combine laughter a
shows beaterror effectively, Wrong Is Ri
8:00 P.M. doesn't do quite as well.
LAST 7 DAYS! But it still mana~es to have fun in
"THE BEST OF TRUFFAUT'S OBSESSION own undefinable style. There are
WITH WOMEN -AND LOVE"-VILLAGE number of allusions to other filmsa
VOICE plays - a quote from Macbeth, or G.
Spradlin asking -permission to "t
NE minate with extreme prejudice," a I
he used in his role in Apocalypse Now
The dialogue is mainly used toi
plain what's going on in the plot rat]
than to discuss the various sociala
DOOR political ideas the film tests. But wI
someone finally starts rantinga
raving about some subject, Bro(
fashions a rather poetic stream of fa
THURS, FRI-7 00, 9:00 (R) and arguments. Some sort of f
rhyming scheme is used, and therei
definite meter that Brooks has instr
ted his actors to maintain. It's the k
IT R-EDISCOVERS LANGUAGE" of subtle complexity that makes mov
just that much more interesting.
A UNIQUE BRILLIANT FILM" Wrong Is Right ultimately is
-ROGER EBERT broad and too uneven to rival the gr
political black comedy Dr. Strangelo
Yet in its own small way, it has enoi
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successful. There is more violence t
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THURS., FRI-7:20, 9:25

plosions could have been toned down -
but from listening to the news you have
to wonder just how out of place that is.
From what I heard about this film, I
knew that it would have to be something
pretty different from the average fare
to maintain my interest. After the
ludicrous prologue however, the film
grew on me. Even though there is a lot
wrong with it, Wrong Is Right ends up
with more good points than bad.

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