Beniamino and his family have lived in a school from the end of World War II. But five years have passed and they are compelled to move. In Rome, however, it is difficult to find an ...
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Vittorio De Sica
Eduardo De Filippo
All'inizio del '900 il barone Pio Degli Ulivi possiede un'affermata sartoria ecclesiastica mentre suo pratello Ottone detto Zazà ha sperperato tutto e si dà alla bella vita e al gioco. ... See full summary »
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Antonio married Amalia and went to fight in Russia during World War II. Since he didn't return Amalia thought he was dead, so she married another man. Many year after the war end, Antonio ... See full summary »
Beniamino and his family have lived in a school from the end of World War II. But five years have passed and they are compelled to move. In Rome, however, it is difficult to find an apartment. First he gets a job as keeper of a graveyard but in the night they mistake Checchino for a ghost and they flee. Then they try lo live in the Coliseum. Last they find a fine and large apartment, only to find out that the same apartment has been rented to other people too. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
I saw this movie last week on TV, while being in Italy for a family matter. I enjoyed every single minute of that ancient but truly good and effective "Italian style" comedy. Totò steals every scene and some times he doesn't really need to do a thing to become funny. His face, expressions and speech can do most of the half of the movie. Of course the other actors also played correctly their parts and there was no real hole because of the script or the performances. I must admit that some comic situations can be a little forced and somehow previsible, but none of them were absolutely unnecessary. Totò also made very good movies along his career, but not all were as remarkable as this.
I said I was in Italy when I saw and that's not for free: if you can, try to see (and hear) Totò's movies in the original version, that's MUCH better.
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