Sophia Loren Gets Her Hands Dirty for New Dolce & Gabbana Video

Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Work those pruning shears, Sophia.

Cast as an Italian mother barking orders at her five brawny young sons, Sophia Loren looks right at home in Act I of Dolce & Gabbana's new short film for their fragrance, Dolce Rosa Excelsa.

The 81-year-old muse, who recently had a shade of lipstick named in her honor by the brand, stars as the matriarch of an Italian brood set upon restoring the family's Sicilian mansion back to its former glory. 

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Directed by famed Italian screenwriter and filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore, the brief clip — only 15 seconds in total — gives us just a fleeting glimpse of the beautiful backdrop (attractive Italian men in tanks included) and definitely leaves us wanting more. 

Following the first act, entitled "Rinascita" ("rebirth") are acts II and III — called "Festa" ("party") and "Meravigliosa" ("wonderful") respectively — which will debut next week. Here's to hoping the next chapter sees the sons returning dressed in Dolce & Gabbana tuxes.