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The Roof (1956)
"Il tetto" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  12 May 1959 (USA)
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Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gabriella Pallotta ...
Luisa Pilon (as Gabriella Pallotti)
Giorgio Listuzzi ...
Natale Pilon - Luisa's husband
Gastone Renzelli ...
Cesare, Luisa's brother-in-law
Maria Di Rollo ...
Gina
Maria Di Fiori ...
Giovanna, Cesare's wife
Emilia Maritini ...
Luisa's mother
Angelo Bigioni ...
Luigi
Angelo Visentin ...
Antonio Pilon
Maria Sittoro ...
Natale's mother
Luisa Alessandri ...
Signora Baj
Giuseppe Martini ...
Luisa's father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aldo Boi
Carolina Ferri
Fernando Gerra
Luciano Pigozzi
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Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house overnight so that a newlywed couple can have their own home. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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very good, but it was completely forgotten!
1 December 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a long time ago, but I remember that it left me a deep impression. The film tells the story of the desperate search made by a young couple in an impoverished post-war Italian city for a place to live. This dramatic situation is portrayed with sensibility and tenderness. I was very moved and at the same time I was happy that there were films like this one. There are many other powerful films but this one was completely forgotten. As far as I know, there are no VHS or DVD versions of "Il Tetto". There are no comments about it. Films like "Ladri di Bicicletta", "Umberto D" by Vittorio de Sica have their place in the sun, but this one has sunk into oblivion. Please, release this film on DVD. It really deserves it.


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