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Comedy on the disasterous Italian national health/medical system !
kristen Skullerud (email@example.com) from Rome, Italy
26 August 2002
Story of an ambitious young medical school graduate who through not always
ethical means makes a rapid career.
Even though its not the best of Alberto Sordi's tragicomical films, this
film tells the public about all the inefficiencies and absurdies of the
national sanitary system, almost to become a documentary ,but retaining
always that 'commedia all'Italiana' satire on Italian society ! The film
so pungent in its critism of the amorality of the Italian medical category,
that the Italian Medical Association condemned the film , even though many
doctors in private admitted to Alberto Sordi that his film basically
depicted well the situation.
Now the system of 'mutue' has been abolished in Italy, so the film is only
relevant as social criticism for Italy of the early 1970's, but always
interesting to watch, and additionally you can have a few laugh's.A 7
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