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Release Date:
10 December 1969 (West Germany) See more »
The surprise comedy hit of the New York Film Festival See more »
Innocenti Totò and his son Innocenti Ninetto are drifting on a road in Italy, when they meet a Marxist speaking crow. The trio travels together in a long journey as their hunger increases. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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One delightful saturday afternoon spent with this movie at the portuguese Cinema Museum. See more (22 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Totò ... Innocenti Totò / Brother Cicillo

Ninetto Davoli ... Innocenti Ninetto / Brother Ninetto (as Davoli Ninetto)

Femi Benussi ... Luna
Umberto Bevilacqua ... Incensurato
Renato Capogna ... Scoundrels Leader
Alfredo Leggi
Pietro Davoli ... Scoundrel
Renato Montalbano
Rosina Moroni ... Poor Cottage Owner
Flaminia Siciliano ... Scoundrel
Lena Lin Solaro ... Urganda
Gabriele Baldini ... Dante's Dentist
Giovanni Tarallo ... Starving Peasant
Ricardo Redi ... Mansion Owner

Vittorio Vittori ... Ciro Lococo
Rossana Di Rocco ... Ninetto's Girlfriend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lina D'Amico ... (uncredited)
Cesare Gelli ... (uncredited)
Vittorio La Paglia ... (uncredited)
Francesco Leonetti ... Crow (voice) (uncredited)

Domenico Modugno ... The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited)
Mario Pennisi ... (uncredited)
Fides Stagni ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Pier Paolo Pasolini 
Writing credits
Pier Paolo Pasolini  story and
Pier Paolo Pasolini  screenplay

Dante Ferretti  screenplay

Produced by
Alfredo Bini .... producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Mario Bernardo 
Tonino Delli Colli 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
Production Design by
Luigi Scaccianoce 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
Makeup Department
Vittorio Biseo .... makeup artist
Adriana Cassini .... hair stylist
Production Management
Fernando Franchi .... production manager
Gilberto Scarpellini .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincenzo Cerami .... assistant director (as V. Cerami)
Carlo Morandi .... assistant director (as C. Morandi)
Francesco Barilli .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Dante Ferretti .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Armando Bondani .... boom operator
Divo Cavicchioli .... sound engineer
Pietro Ortolani .... sound
Emilio Rosa .... sound mixer
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist (uncredited)
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcello Cardarelli .... chief electrician (as M. Cardarelli)
Divo Cavicchioli .... still photographer
Franco Di Giacomo .... camera operator (as F. Di Giacomo)
Antonio Orlandini .... assistant camera
Alberto Ridolfi .... chief electrician (as A. Ridolfi)
Sergio Rubini .... assistant camera
Mariano Sargenti .... key grip
Gaetano Valle .... camera operator (as G. Valle)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Piero Cicoletti .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Rossana Maiuri .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bruno Nicolai .... conductor
Totò .... composer: song "Carmè, carmè" (as Antonio De Curtis)
Domenico Modugno .... singer (uncredited)
Other crew
Adriano Ceccotti .... flowers and plants
Lina D'Amico .... script supervisor
Aureliano Lalli-Persiani .... cashier (as Aurelio Lalli Persiani)
Enzo Ocone .... production secretary
Domenico Rossi .... ornithologist
Pino Serpe .... animal wrangler
Vincenzo Taito .... administrative supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Uccellacci e uccellini" - Italy (original title)
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89 min | USA:91 min | Spain:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Film's opening credits are not only displayed on screen but also comically sung in Italian to a jaunty Ennio Morricone score, with a memorably droll rhyming of the film title with the director's full name.See more »
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Teatrino All'Aperto 2See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One delightful saturday afternoon spent with this movie at the portuguese Cinema Museum., 21 February 2004
Author: jorge crespo ( from Lisbon, Portugal

One delightful saturday afternoon spent with this movie at the portuguese Cinema Museum. This picture can be identified as "another Pasolini movie" or as well as "another Toto movie", and both reasons are more than enough to make anyone curious to see it. Pasolini gives us a pleasant Toto comedie, filled with intelectual and political information, pretty well disguised as a fable about birds and priests. After this, I am convinced that a title with the name PASOLINI on it doesn't necessarily have to be a though, brutal, sexual, 3-hour-lengthed filmic exercise. It can be a simple weekend afternoon movie to watch with your parents or your kids. On the other hand, a simple comedy with one of its masters ("toto") doesnt necessarily have to be shallow and basic. This movie is worth a "jump like a sparrow" into a theatre, whenever you have a re-run around.

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