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All Screwed Up -- An anarchically outrageous comedy from Lina Wertmüller, ALL SCREWED UP is ripe for rediscovery, an accomplishment as impressive as the classics she made before and after: Love and Anarchy (1973) and Swept Away (1974) (In HD).


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21 February 1974 (Italy) See more »
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Directed by
Lina Wertmüller 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lina Wertmüller 

Produced by
Romano Cardarelli .... producer
Original Music by
Piero Piccioni 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno 
Film Editing by
Franco Fraticelli 
Production Design by
Enrico Job 
Gianni Quaranta 
Costume Design by
Enrico Job 
Makeup Department
Salvatore Cotroneo .... hair stylist
Cesare Paciotti .... makeup artist
Amalia Paoletti .... key hair stylist
Michele Trimarchi .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Alessandro Calosci .... unit manager
Domenico Di Parigi .... production supervisor
Hermes Gallippi .... production supervisor
Paolo Gargano .... production supervisor
Giorgio Morra .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianni Arduini .... first assistant director
Isa Danieli .... second assistant director
Raffaella Vallecchi .... second assistant director
Art Department
Mariangela Capuano .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Venanzio Biraschi .... sound mixer
Mario Bramonti .... sound
Roberto Edwin Forrest .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Pietro Cagnazzo .... still photographer
Federico Del Zoppo .... camera operator
Massimo Di Venanzo .... assistant camera
Giuseppe Maccari .... camera operator
Piero Servo .... camera operator (as Giampiero Servo)
Silvano Tessicini .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Benito Persico .... wardrobe
Loriana Saligeri .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Pierluigi Leonardi .... assistant editor
Luigi Zitta .... second assistant editor
Neri Nazzareno .... final colorist (uncredited)
Other crew
Margherita Autuori .... press attache (as Rossetti)
Guglielmo Del Vecchio .... production secretary
Peter Fernandez .... voice director: English version
Franca Invernizzi .... script supervisor
Enrico Lucherini .... press attache (as Lucherini)
Stefano Mafera .... titles
Antonio Mastronardi .... administrator
Matteo Spinola .... press attache (as Spinola)

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Also Known As:
"Tutto a posto e niente in ordine" - Italy (original title)
"Everything Ready, Nothing Works" - USA
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105 min
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Serious comedy., 7 December 2001
Author: Gerald A. DeLuca ( from United States

ALL SCREWED UP is an Italian comedy with serious overtones, made by Italy's "bambina terribile", Lina Wertmuller, in 1974 just before beginning SWEPT AWAY. It is a colorful and lively story about a group of young migrant workers and the problems they encounter after moving from southern Italy to northern Italy's bustling metropolis, Milan. They include two country yokels played by Luigi Diberti and Nino Bignamini. They all live together in a sort of commune. Some work in a slaughterhouse, others in a huge hell-hole of a pizzeria kitchen run by an exploiting wheelchair-ridden old crone. The place is itself an image of that crazy carnival called Italian urban life. Luchino Visconti's ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS had similar situations. A few of the migrants end up as thieves. Santo, the father of seven children, gets mixed up with some neo-fascists and goes to jail for a crime he didn't commit. Some of the girls are waitresses and chambermaids who moonlight as prostitutes, The film is a whirlwind of action, and its scenes have a frenzied quality. Its energy and Italianate charm produce many good moments (those wonderful old men who shout "hungry, hungry!" in front of a store.) Yet the characters never emerge as anything more than interesting stereotypes, and Ms. Wertmuller's social criticism is schematic and superficial. The original Italian title translates as "Everything in place, nothing in order."

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