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Che gioia vivere (1961)

Ulisse is a naive young man out looking for a job after being released from the army. He drops the offer he gets from a group of fascists to go in with the Fossatis, a family of anarchists (unknown to him).

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Ulysse Cecconato
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Franca Fossati
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Olinto Fossati
Rina Morelli ...
Rosa Fossati
Carlo Pisacane ...
Grandfather Fossati
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Giuseppe Gorgolano, the Hairdresser
Giampiero Littera ...
Turiddu
Didi Perego ...
Isabella
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1. Anarchist
Aroldo Tieri ...
2. Anarchist
Luigi Giuliani ...
Velivolo Fossati
Jacques Stany ...
Universo Fossati (as Jacques Stanislawski)
Stefano Valle ...
Sanguesparso Fossati
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Professore
Leopoldo Trieste ...
Anarchist artist
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Ulisse is a naive young man out looking for a job after being released from the army. He drops the offer he gets from a group of fascists to go in with the Fossatis, a family of anarchists (unknown to him).

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11 May 1961 (Italy)  »

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Italian censorship visa # 34961 delivered on 9-5-1961. See more »

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It has not aged well
27 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

It was the second time Delon had teamed up with René Clément:their first collaboration produced a great thriller "purple noon" .The second attempt produced a would be comedy which is not funny at all.The plot deals with fascists in charge of finding the antifascist printing houses.It's repetitive ,ponderous and boring.Barbara Lass was then Roman Polanski's wife and they came to France together at the turning of the decade.Lass's moment of glory was short-lived but Polanski would direct a segment in "les plus belles escroqueries du monde" a couple of years later.

Clement ditched comedy and went back to genres he was better at:the WW2 movie ("le jour et l'heure" ) and the thriller ("les félins")


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