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Ghosts, Italian Style (1967)
"Questi fantasmi" (original title)

G  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  23 December 1967 (Italy)
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Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually... See full summary »

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Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually it's Maria's lover, a very rich man, who showers her with presents. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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If you were a ghost in Sophia's house you wouldn't stay in the attic either.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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23 December 1967 (Italy)  »

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Fantasmas estilo italiano  »

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Italian censorship visa # 50430 delivered on 14-12-1967. See more »

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Performed by Lucio Dalla
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Unnecessarily re-dubbed bore
20 September 2004 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of film that local TV stations used to program on Sunday afternoons: unfunny 60's comedies no one had ever heard of. The confused plot reads like one from a screwball comedy, but the necessary energy to pull it off are missing. Instead, there just a lot of poorly paced talking and ranting.

Totally sucking the life out of the film is the odd re-dubbing of every sound effect and line of dialog. Since everyone's mouths seem to match English perfectly, you have to wonder what the purpose of this was. Since everyone constantly sounds four inches from the microphone, whether they're running down the stairs or whispering across an alley, the film has a strange antiseptic quality, devoid of any room noise or natural ambiance. Sophia fans should simply watch her and mute the sound.


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