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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
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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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Far more satisfying than the overrated BICYCLE THIEF
23 May 2007 | by (NY/NJ) – See all my reviews

Just ran this in 35mm.....and found it to be a lot more enjoyable than the dreary and misery-ridden BICYCLE THIEF (with a very unlikeable, desperate lead character) by the same director. The two leads (the newly married couple) were naturalistic and very likable, and you really could identify with their plight - which became no less desperate than that of the BICYCLE THIEF. Their brief moments of love and affection for each other were very moving - and believably touching when alongside scenes of their unhappiness and desperation. Their desperate race to build a squalid little structure to live in is incredibly involving and pulls you in to the very last moments of the picture. Will they make it? You'll have to see the picture to find out.


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