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Bread and Chocolate (1974)

Pane e cioccolata (original title)
Italian immigrant Nino steadfastly tries to become a member of Swiss Society no matter how awful his situation becomes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paolo Turco ...
Gianni
Ugo D'Alessio ...
Pietro
Tano Cimarosa ...
Gigi
Gianfranco Barra ...
The Turk
Giorgio Cerioni ...
Police Inspector
Francesco D'Adda ...
Rudiger
Geoffrey Copleston ...
Boegli (as Geoffrey Copplestone)
Federico Scrobogna ...
Grigory
Max Delys ...
Renzo
Johnny Dorelli ...
Italian Industrialist
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Elena
Umberto Raho ...
Jacques, il Maitre
Nelide Giammarco ...
The Blonde
Manfred Freyberger ...
Swissman on Bar
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Storyline

Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful his situation. Written by Bill Smith <bsmith30@ix.netcom.com>

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You'll Laugh Till Your Heart Breaks

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Bread and Chocolate" won the New York Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Film in 1978, four years after the films production, because the film wasn't released in America until 1978. See more »

Goofs

When Nino attempts to revive his inert industrialist boss with coffee, he inadvertently switches on the massage feature of the bed, dousing himself, but he is splash-free when he leaves to fill an ice bucket with water and shown dripping with the coffee after he returns to the bedroom. See more »

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Edited into Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985) See more »

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This gem is too new to be forgotten. Seek it out!
18 February 2001 | by (Bryan, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a warm, wonderful film. It is touching and funny and one of the very best "humanistic" films from Italy after Fellini lost his touch. It's hard to understand why this film is so little know to younger movie buffs. If you can find it, take a look!


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