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The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)

Don Camillo (original title)
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 »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Giuseppe 'Peppone' Bottazzi
Vera Talchi ...
Gina Filotti (as Vera Talqui)
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Mariolino della Bruciata
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Signora Cristina
Charles Vissières ...
Il Vescovo (as Charles Vissiere)
Clara Auteri Pepe ...
Woman saying 'Viva Peppone!' (as Clara Auteri)
Italo Clerici ...
Barchini
Peppino De Martino ...
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Carlo Duse ...
Il Bigio
Manuel Gary ...
Il delegato (as Manoel Gary)
Leda Gloria ...
Signora Bottazzi
Luciano Manara ...
Filotti
Armando Migliari ...
Brusco della Bruciata
Giovanni Onorato ...
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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 as hard as the country, they are good in the bottom of their heart. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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13 January 1953 (USA)  »

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Crocefisso: Where did you get that cigar, Camillo?
Don Camillo: Peppone had two. I think I took it without asking him. You know he believes in equal distribution of wealth.
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The "simple" life
29 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I think this is a very funny movie, Despite the fact it is a white&black film and you really can tell that it is placed on a certain time frame (end of 1940's - early 1950's), the plot is fun and universal. It gives you a glimpse of the life on a small Italian town, where simple things turns into hilarious situations, thanks to the strange relationship of friendship/rivalry between Don Camillo and Mayor Peppone. I was lucky to see the original french version (subtitled, of course) which is always better than hearing a translated version. I think that original voices -even if you do not understand the language- reveal the character's feelings, and give credibility to actor's performances. After the film, you get the impression that life is somewhat easier to cope with...


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