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Il Sorpasso (1962)

Il sorpasso (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 20 June 1963 (Hungary)
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
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Lilli Cortona
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Roberto Mariani (as Jean Louis Trintignant)
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Danilo Borelli 'Bibi'
Luciana Angiolillo ...
Gianna Cortona (as Luciana Angelillo)
Linda Sini ...
Zia Lidia
Franca Polesello ...
Moglie del commendatore
Bruna Simionato ...
Zia Enrica
Lilly Darelli ...
(as Lilli Darelli)
Mila Stanic ...
Clara, la ragazza alla stazione
Nando Angelini ...
Amedeo
Edda Ferronao ...
La ragazza della valigia smarrita a Civitavecchia
John Francis Lane ...
Alfredo - avvocato cugino di Roberto
Luigi Zerbinati ...
Il Commendatore
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Turista tedesca
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Bruno Cortona and Roberto Mariani meet by chance as Roberto helps Bruno one day while everything is closed in Rome for the holiday weekend. The two men could not be more different. Thirty-six year old Bruno is extroverted, a man who seizes opportunities as they arise, is an excitement seeker, has never really grown up, but is a person to who many are drawn because of his exuberance and masculine good looks. Law student Roberto is introverted, controlled and so unsure of himself that he doesn't really know why he chose law as a career and is afraid not only to let the girl who lives across the way from him, Valeria, know that he likes her, but even to speak to her. He even has a photograph of her in his wallet that he took clandestinely. Roberto reluctantly gets caught up in the whirlwind of Bruno's last minute change in plans for the holidays as the two head off together in Bruno's Lancia Aurelia sports car, their joy ride which will be largely at Bruno's whim. That reluctance is ... Written by Huggo

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From Rome's dazzling Via Veneto to the glittering beaches of the Italian Riviera...these are the searchers...and this is their easy life!

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Trivia

In 2008, the film was selected to enter the list of the 100 Italian films to be saved (100 film italiani da salvare). The list was created with the aim to report "100 films that have changed the collective memory of the country between 1942 and 1978". The project was established by the Venice Days ("Giornate degli Autori") in the Venice Film Festival, in collaboration with Cinecittà Holding and with the support of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. See more »

Goofs

When Roberto walks over the rocks, we see a beautiful blonde in a bikini lying on the rocks, reading a magazine and showing her beautiful legs. Later, on the same day, maybe a couple hours later, the same blonde will come and ask Roberto to sign her cast on her leg ("next to Peppino DiCapri's signature"). In the afternoon, she'll be dancing with her cast. It is impossible that the same girl had such a terrible accident that required the whole cast of her leg and then go back dancing with a cast full of signatures (including one by the great Peppino) on the same day. See more »

Quotes

Bruno Cortona: You got a cigarette?
Roberto Mariani: No. I don't smoke.
Bruno Cortona: That's not good.
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Connections

Featured in Commeddia all'italiana and Il Sorpasso (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Pinne fucili ed occhiali
Written by Carlo Rossi & Edoardo Vianello
Performed by Edoardo Vianello
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Masterpiece
8 October 2006 | by (Inglewood, CA) – See all my reviews

This is simply one of the greatest films of all time. Yes, up there with "Modern Times" and "Los Olvidados," but for entirely different reasons. It is a convincing celebration of life that I have never experienced in any other movie. Gassman will move you to tears and laughter in a beautiful performance. The plot? An attempt to introduce a nerd to the world of chromatic living and accelerated emotion. Do the consequences matter? Yes? No? You'll love it anyway. If you can't get an English version, it doesn't matter. Listen to the original Italian and marvel at the significance of the depth and the architecture that penetrates the screen.


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