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Il successo (1963)

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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
Mary Welles ...
Tatiana (as Mery Welles)
Annie Gorassini ...
Marisa
Carlo Bagno ...
Varelli (as Carlo Ragno)
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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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Referenced in è solo questione di tempo (2013) See more »

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Come te non c'è nessuno
Performed by Rita Pavone
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a rare and significant film
19 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in a theatre when it came out and have never forgotten it. It is simple and realistic and presents a situation everyone will identify with. The main character, played by Gassman, lives a contented life with a beautiful wife, friends and a comfortable if boring job as a civil engineer. Then, he happens upon a chance to make a fortune. He has inside information, so it's a sure thing. All he needs to do is raise a good deal of money. First, he borrows from his friends, but doesn't get enough. Then, he borrows from others, getting more and more desperate.

This progression is realistic and believable, so much so that one can feel his panic as this golden opportunity seems to be slipping away. He sinks to lower and lower depths in his borrowing.

I won't tell you how this comes out, but I will tell you it's a powerful film that you will remember as long as you live, as I have.

It's a pity that such a fine film shouldn't be available on VHS or DVD. If you have a chance to see this film, don't miss it. If you know someone in the videotape industry, write to them and urge them to put this film on video. It's a rare film to treasure.


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