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

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  5 December 1962 (Italy)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Nando Angelini ...
Amedeo
Luigi Zerbinati ...
Il commendatore
Franca Polesello ...
Moglie del commendatore
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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Il Sorpasso  »

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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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deceptively light-hearted masterpiece
1 May 2000 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

The first time you see this film, it might just pass you by as light-hearted, but the ending will force you to dwell on it. This is what happened to me. A closer look revealed that this is a profound, double-sided, paradoxical film. Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintagnant project opposite perspectives throughout the film, so that each scene contains both joy and sadness, intoxication and contemplation. As they drive from place to place, Gassman's life force is placed at a critical distance by Trintagnant's presence. Both performances are brilliant. A great film, poetic, bitter-sweet, unforgettable.


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