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Lo scopone scientifico (1972)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 30 October 1973 (Portugal)
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'
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Righetto
Antonella Di Maggio ...
Luciana Lehar ...
Jolanda, Peppino's sister
Franca Scagnetti ...
Pasqualina
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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The card game in the film is called Scopa. Scopa is an Italian noun meaning "broom" since taking a scopa means "to sweep" all the cards from the table. Scopa is an Italian card game and one of the two major national card games in Italy. It is also popular in Brazil, brought in by Italian immigrants, mostly in the Scopa di Quindici variation. Scopa is also played in countries like Libya and Somalia. It is played with a standard Italian 40-card deck, mostly between two players or four in two partnerships, but it can also be played by 3, 5, or 6 players. See more »

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picture of ordinary cold world
17 February 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

nice, sad, predictable. gray, salted, seductive. a great cast. an ordinary story. crumbs from Visit of Old lady. and scene for extraordinary performance. a film about laws of poverty and people as toys. about power, cruelty and different worlds. about a game as root of so many feelings, emotions, hopes. and about the cold death of dreams. it can be a parable. or slice from reality. in fact, it is itself. a picture of a place. few characters. Bette Davis , Silvana Mangano , Joseph Cotten and irresistible Alberto Sordi around a table, playing cards. so, a meeting. a rite. shadow of life ashes. and strange image about your world. because it can be, in many senses, a manifesto. not about sins or fall, but about borders of gestures. cold, nice, seductive, bitter. a source of reflection. and testimony about a way without end.


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