In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist mayor are always fighting to be the head of the community. If in secret, they admired ... See full summary »
Bewildered, Don Camillo learns that Peppone intends to stand for parliament. Determined to thwart his ambitions, the good priest, ignoring the recommendations of the Lord, decides to campaign against him.
The village of mayor Peppone and Don Camillo, after much dispute, gets a assigned a sister village in Russia. When Peppone and his comrades decide to attend the ceremony on the other side ... See full summary »
Don Camillo is now a bishop, Peppone is now a senator, but their rivalry is as fierce as when they were just a village priest, and a village administrator. Don Camillo learns that Peppone ... See full summary »
After thirteen years in Germany, Fernand is coming back to his wife and his restaurant. But since his disparition, his wife as made her life with a norman chef, sympathetic but a specialist... See full summary »
Mayor Peppone might very well lose the elections and Don Camillo makes sure that the mayor's delinquent son gets his act together while his own niece makes Peppone think she is pregnant by ... See full summary »
Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane, whom he is enamored with. When he's part of a caravan robbed by Abdel's ... See full summary »
A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving poisoned soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and to ... See full summary »
1) Jerôme Chambard, a retired man, taken in by nuns in a convent, swears like a trooper. 2) Françoise takes a lover because he has promised her a diamond necklace. 3) Denis, a seminarist, ... See full summary »
In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist mayor are always fighting to be the head of the community. If in secret, they admired and liked each other, politics still divided them as it is dividing the country. And when the mayor wants his "People's House"; the priest wants his "Garden City" for the poor. Division exist between the richest and the poorest, the pious and the atheists and even between lovers. But if the people are hard as the country, they are good in the bottom of there heart. Written by
Jean-Marie Berthiaume <email@example.com>
Humor simplicity and humanity by Giovanni Guareschi
It's the first interpretation of French actor Fernandel as "Don Camillo", the character created by Giovanni Guareschi. In Brescello, a small town in the Po Valley, where the local pastor, "Don Camillo", live continuous confrontations with "Peppone", the Communist mayor.
In 1948 Giovanni Guareschi wrote a wonderful book, great in quality but have a simple style in keeping with its theme, and that today is not properly valued. "DON CAMILO", illustrated with great humor and humanity of life in small rural towns Po River Valley, where even the quarrels between neighbors were to take the tremendous too. Four years later, director Julien Duvivier take to film the stories included in the book, to be followed by two other films.
In the cast we have the brilliant comedian who plays Fernandel certainly his most remembered, "Don Camillo", a priest of great faith and Christian spirit, but unorthodox methods and involved in small-town politics. The same it faces a Communist mayor, "Pepón" (Gino Cervi), good man, but tough and stubborn. And other mediating between the crucified Christ is the altar of the church (voiceover Ruggero Ruggeri), who does not miss the slightest fault "Don Camillo". They turn around the fortunes of the other villagers, enlisted on the side of the priest or the mayor and therefore as fiercely as they faced, but allies when the situation requires.
The film does not keep the order of the episodes as they appear in the book, but nobody cares and perhaps very few have noticed, because what really matters is that it has captured the spirit of the work, which can not be said the film on the same character that was made in 1983 with Terence Hill as "Don Camillo".
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