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The Seventh Floor (1967)

Il fischio al naso (original title)
A successful business man occasionally develops an unusual physical disturbance: his nose whistles, whenever he breathes. Because of this peculiar circumstance, he enters a private, ... See full summary »

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Giuseppe Inzerna
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Dr. Immer Mehr
Olga Villi ...
Anita , Inzerna wife
Alicia Brandet ...
Gloria Inzerna
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Giovanna
Gildo Tognazzi ...
Gerolamo, Inzerna's father
Gigi Ballista ...
Dr. Claretta
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Dr. Salamoia
Riccardo Garrone ...
The Barber
Alessandro Quasimodo ...
Roberto Forges
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The English Ambassador's Daughter
Cesare Gelli ...
Dr. Paul Denning
Jenny Folchi ...
The Third-Floor Nurse (as Genny Folchi)
Federico Valli ...
Dr. Naga
Ermelinda De Felice ...
The Sixth-Floor Nun
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A successful business man occasionally develops an unusual physical disturbance: his nose whistles, whenever he breathes. Because of this peculiar circumstance, he enters a private, luxurious hospital. The whistle is cured, but new problems, real or unreal, are discovered by the hospital's staff. The man loses his confidence and vitality progressively. In a steady progression, he is first requested, then forced to move from one floor to another. Each floor is less elegant than the lower one, the staff is less appealing and courteous, the independence of the man reduced. At last, he has only the caring company of his lover to comfort him, amidst the indifference of his family. Written by Andrea Pasqua <pasqua@sna.com>

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22 March 1967 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Whistle in the Nose, and the Seventh Floor  »

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Underrated social plot movie
21 April 2003 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

According to the late 1960s' social outline by eurocomedy, Tognazzi, -great usage observer, nothing less than one of the finest italian surrealist showmen, after Petrolini and Fellini-, performs, directs and produces this movie. Stratum habits, politics, psychological gradients, (well targeted), come in foreground from a humouresque-metaphysical scenario. A must-see, in my opinion.


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