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Il successo (1963)

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Giulio is a 38-year-old intellectual stuck in a meaningless white-collar job. He realizes that this job will never fulfill his dreams of becoming rich so he comes up with a little plan ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Giulio Ceriani
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Laura Ceriani
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Sergio
Cristina Gaioni ...
Maria
Riccardo Garrone ...
Ex fidanzato di Laura
Filippo Scelzo ...
Berto
Maria Grazia Spina ...
Diana (as Grazia Maria Spina)
Umberto D'Orsi ...
Il fascista capitalista
Leopoldo Trieste ...
Grassi
Gastone Moschin ...
Il cognato di Giulio
Mino Doro ...
(as Mino D'Oro)
Carlo Kechler
Meri Welles ...
Tatiana (as Mery Welles)
Annie Gorassini ...
Marisa
Carlo Bagno ...
Varelli (as Carlo Ragno)
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Giulio is a 38-year-old intellectual stuck in a meaningless white-collar job. He realizes that this job will never fulfill his dreams of becoming rich so he comes up with a little plan involving land speculation: his company is planning to buy some land in rural Sardinia and build a new residential center there so Giulio plans to buy a piece of land lying right next to it and sell it later when the land value increases. But first he has to come up with 10 million liras to buy that land. He starts to visit his old friends and family members and tries to convince them to lend him the needed money. But his desperate quest for money is slowly making him more and more estranged from his wife and his best friend Sergio. Written by Aljaz Ciber, Slovenia

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They have many names for a man who claws his way to the top!

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22 September 1963 (Italy)  »

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Italian censorship visa # 41211 delivered on 19-9-1963. See more »

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Come te non c'è nessuno
Performed by Rita Pavone
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Successful "Commedia all'Italiana"
25 June 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Mauro Morassi best movie il SUCCESSO, was also his last of a short career, as he died in a car accident when he was only 40. I believe this one to be one of the most overlooked Italian comedies of the sixties and surely needs to be watched and appreciated again (hopefully they will release a DVD). It tells the story of a 38 years old married man who is living the "Boom" years, when many people at his age were already making a fortune and living (showing off) at the highest standards. His frustration keeps growing as he desperately looks for some money to be able to secure a deal he became aware while at work in his office. Dialogues, acting, characters, music, photography, everything works perfectly well. The ending is a bitter one, but also the only one the main character was inevitably aiming for. Nowadays we are not living in an economic "Boom" as it was back in the post war period, but sadly enough the superficiality of the main character and his desperate need to become rich and show off has boomed in Italy thanks to some well known rich media tycoon whose fortunes and mentality has become the example to follow... A Great movie to rediscover, still effective today as it was at his release!


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