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Il Sorpasso (1962)
"Il sorpasso" (original title)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  5 December 1962 (Italy)
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An impulsive braggart takes a shy law student for a two-day ride through the Roman and Tuscany countries.

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Bruno Cortona
Catherine Spaak ...
Lilly Cortona
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Roberto Mariani (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
Claudio Gora ...
Bibi
Luciana Angiolillo ...
Bruno's wife
Linda Sini ...
Zia Lidia
Barbara Simon
Lilly Darelli
Mila Stanic ...
Clara
Nando Angelini ...
Amedeo
Luigi Zerbinati ...
Il commendatore
Franca Polesello ...
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Edda Ferronao ...
La ragazza della valigia smarrita a Civitavecchia
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Roberto, a shy law student in Rome, meets Bruno, a forty-year-old exuberant, capricious man, who takes him for a drive through the Roman and Tuscany countries in the summer of 1962. They will spend two days together, meet both Roberto's and Bruno's family. The time Roberto spends with Bruno is a hilarious, but sometimes emotionally merciless accelerated maturization process. While Bruno's easy going "l'usage du monde" and societal success attract Roberto's great admiration, he also slowly realizes Bruno's hollowness, superficiality and unhappiness. Written by Yepok

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Among the audience watching the table-tennis game on the beach a very young Vittorio Cecchi Gori (son of Mario Cecchi Gori, producer of this film) can be seen. He eventually became a film producer himself. See more »

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Per un attimo
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A movie milestone!!!
19 October 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Probably the best "costume satire" film ever made. Vittorio Gassman is perfect in the role of Bruno. Great cast especially the supporting role of J. L. Trintignant. Adorable and very sexy the beautiful teenager daughter of Bruno played by Catherine Spaak. Il Sorpasso depicted in great reality the sweet bitter life of the 60's in Italy. The perfect road movie, filled with deep characters and great locations between Rome (deserted during the peak summertime vacation of "ferragosto" and the overcrowded countryside of the coast between the Capital and the Tuscan Riviera). This film is filled with humor and sadness (If you don't understand Italian, you'll miss something but the movie language is international, and the subtitles will help you). DO NOT MISS IT! Bravo Dino Risi!


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