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The Boom (1963)
"Il boom" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  30 August 1963 (Italy)
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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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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 ...
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Ugo Silvestri ...
Gardinazzi
Gloria Cervi ...
Mrs. Baratti
Gino Pasquarelli ...
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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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sweet-sour comedy on Italy's 1950's rage to get rich as fast as possible !!

Sweet-sour comedy on Italy's 1950's rage to get rich as fast as possible !!The lead actor (Alberto Sordi) plays the part of a psuedo businessman who to satisfy his wife's craving for luxury and a "respectable life" becomes heavily indebted. In desperation he agrees to sell a precious part of his body for a large sum of money.But just before the crucial operation he panics !

The whole film is a grotesque comedy on Italy's obsession of those times to be "respectable" i.e. be rich,show it,and give the impression of being part of the respectable upper-middle class even though "secretly" you are just another of those "noveau riches". The film is very realistic and at times hilarious !Worth to see!


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