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The Birds, the Bees and the Italians (1966)
"Signore & signori" (original title)

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A citizen of the Veneto in her sixties. Three stories of "love in the country": a pseudo Don Giovanni confesses his impotence to the doctor in confidence but he becomes betrayed by him - ... See full summary »

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Milena Zulian
Gastone Moschin ...
Osvaldo Bisigato
Alberto Lionello ...
Toni Gasparini
Olga Villi ...
Ippolita Gasparini
Beba Loncar ...
Noemi Castellan
Franco Fabrizi ...
Lino Bebedetti
Nora Ricci ...
Gilda Bisigato
Gigi Ballista ...
Giacinto Castellan
Gia Sandri ...
Betty Scodeler
Quinto Parmeggiani ...
Giovanni Soligo
Moira Orfei ...
Giorgetta Casellato
Aldo Puglisi ...
Carabiniere Mancuso
Gustavo D'Arpe ...
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Alberto Rabagliati ...
Commend. Galeazzo Casellato
Patrizia Valturri ...
Alda Cristofoletto
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A citizen of the Veneto in her sixties. Three stories of "love in the country": a pseudo Don Giovanni confesses his impotence to the doctor in confidence but he becomes betrayed by him - the medic speaks about his patient with some befriend gossips; a bank employee, after a tormented affair with the young waitress of a bar, returns to be single - disappointed and made bitter; some boys exploit the gratitude of an ingenuous girl from the vicinity. Her father denunciates them but withdraws all efforts after getting a compensation and saves them from jail. Written by rosebud6

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Power of Italian laughter challenge :This film is one of the fine examples of Italian comedy.
10 July 2007 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

According to the veteran Italian film director Ettore Scola,Italian people have the intrinsic knack of ridiculing themselves long before someone else can dare to point a figure at them.For them there is hardly any human sentiment which cannot be mocked.By doing so they have remained the champions of auto derision in this world.This is one fundamental quality which distinguishes them from the other nationalities of Europe.As far as a discussion on this film goes,its English title "The birds,The bees and The Italians" does perfect justice to the spirit of the film. The entire film is a laugh riot and the best thing about the screenplay is that although the depicted situations might appear common place but they never leave any room for any kind of guess work or speculation.So the end result is an intelligent film which entertains until the maximum possible extent of human enjoyment. Even the black and white photography is advantageous as it alludes to a time when there was too little advancement of technology. Recommended for those people who would like to have a nice laugh but would not dare to copy under any circumstances the actions portrayed in the film.


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