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Italians Not Thrilled by Woody Allen’s Depiction of Them in To Rome With Love

TO GO WITH AFP STORY US film director Woody Allen reacts on the set of his new film The Bop Decameron at Rome's Termini train station on July 14, 2011. The movie, being shot in several locations of the Italian capitaml, will be a comedy inspired by Giovenni Boccacio's The Decameron.  AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

"Your Italy is superficial, full of escorts, where Italians come across as nonexistent people … But I loved the film." — A female journalist speaking after a Friday screening for Italian press only.