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The Scopone Game (1972)

Lo scopone scientifico (original title)
Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

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Peppino
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Antonia
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George
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The Millionairess
Mario Carotenuto ...
The 'Professor'
Domenico Modugno ...
Righetto
Franca Scagnetti ...
Pasqualina
Antonella Di Maggio ...
Cleopatra (as Antonella Demaggi)
Daniele Dublino
Luciana Lehar ...
Jolanda, Peppino's sister
Luciano Martana
Aristide Caporale
Alfredo Capri
Goffredo Pistoni
Leonardo Pantaleo
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Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

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Bette Davis was in the midst of a three-week vacation at the health spa La Costa in Carlsbad, California when she received the script. On twenty-four-hour notice she flew to Rome for filming. It wasn't until the first day of shooting she learned the dialogue was to be recorded in Italian. See more »

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1970s: Italian cinema at its best!
12 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Rome, 1970s. While a few benefit from the wealth of the modern world, many live in misery. Peppino, his wife Antonia and their five children live in a shanty town, populated by all sorts of tramps, pimps and prostitutes, plus a "professor" in disgrace who lectures everyone on the importance of reading and the beauty of Marxism. Every year a millionairess turns up to play cards with Peppino and Antonia, and every year they hope to win enough money to change their lives, not that they would need much, as they have nothing! The villa in which the old woman (la vecchia) lives is stunning, surrounded by the most beautiful roman trees, in stark contradiction with the grey poverty surrounding Peppino's family. The underlying theme of the film is class struggle and how the rich keep teasing the poor with the promise of a better future which never comes. But Comencini is not as bitter as his contemporaries (Monicelli, Petri etc): he celebrates love and humanity, something the old millionaire will never own. Needless to say, the performances are formidable.


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