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Roaring Years (1962)

Gli anni ruggenti (original title)
The incognito visit of a fascist hierarc in a tiny country town shakes deeply the ruling class and their lack of integrity.

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Omero Battifiori
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Salvatore Acquamano
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Elvira Acquamano
Gastone Moschin ...
Carmine Passante
Salvo Randone ...
Il medico antifascista
Angela Luce ...
Rosa De Bellis
Rosalia Maggio ...
Donna Nunzia Acquamano
Linda Sini ...
Elsa
Carla Calò
Annetta Esposito
Gino Brillante
Giuseppe Ianigro ...
Nicola De Bellis
Gaetano Morino
Enzo Petito
Mara Maiello
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In the thirties, during the Fascist Dictatorship, an insurance broker, Omero Battifiori, reaches a small country town from Rome seeking for new customers. The main authorities, expecting an incognito inspection from the Fascist Party of the capital, suspect him to be the inspector and a very important member of the Party. The misunderstanding leads to a number of equivocals until Omero reveals his identity. Written by Anonymous

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21 April 1962 (Italy)  »

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Based on N. Gogol's play "Revizor." See more »

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Comedy of errors on Italian politics
10 August 2008 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

In this masterpiece, freely inspired to "The Inspector General" by Gogol, Zampa gives us one of the best examples of Italian comedy in the period of "neorealismo". This comedy of errors reveals the widespread corruption behind the veneer of Patriotism and Fascism, that was largely the norm under Mussolini.

But it is not simply politics, because by looking at Fascism, Zampa makes us think about some invariables in human society: corruption, malpractice, petty men with petty interests. This general moral stance is one of the movie's strong points: as actor Manfredi says, in our society "Magna tu cche mmagno anch'io", i.e. "grab anything and I'll do the same".


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