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The Boom (1963)

Il boom (original title)
During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family.

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Giovanni Alberti
Gianna Maria Canale ...
Silvia Alberti
Ettore Geri ...
Mr. Bausetti
Elena Nicolai ...
Mrs. Bausetti
Alceo Barnabei ...
Baratti
Federico Giordano ...
Silvia's father
Antonio Mambretti ...
Faravalli
Silvio Battistini ...
Riccardo
Sandro Merli ...
Dronazzi
John Karlsen ...
Occulist
Ugo Silvestri ...
Gardinazzi
Gloria Cervi ...
Mrs. Baratti
Gino Pasquarelli ...
Director
Maria Grazia Buccella ...
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Mariolina Bovo ...
Mrs. Faravalli
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During the economic boom of Italy a man tries desperately to maintain a high standard of living for his family.

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30 August 1963 (Italy)  »

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18 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

It may well be Vittorio De Sica's best sixties (overlooked) movie.A very somber comedy,with Alberto Sordi on the top of his form.This movie has a contemporary feel:what could one person do to stay (or to become ) rich? A broke businessman is approached with a smile by a middle-aged lady (wife of a wealthy man) .He believes she wants to make him her lover .Little did he know she would ask for one of the most precious parts of his body (no,it is not what you are thinking of,but I won't write a spoiler and reveal what it is).Like Comencini's "Lo Scopone Scientifico" ,"Il Boom" deals with man's exploitation of his fellow man. De Sica ,Comencini and Dino Risi are much more accessible directors than Fellini or Antonioni but their words don't cut;they bite.


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