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Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973)

 |  Comedy  |  5 March 1973 (Italy)
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Italy 1973. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi) is an ultra-right-wing congressman that doesn't agree anymore with his fascist party policy. He contacts many Italian Army officers and built a ... See full summary »

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Onorevole Giuseppe 'Beppe' Tritoni
Claude Dauphin ...
The President of the Italian Republic
Duilio Del Prete ...
Monsignor Giampaolino Sartorello
Giuseppe Maffioli ...
Col. Pino Barbacane
Carla Tatò ...
Marcella Bassi-Lega
François Périer ...
Onorevole Luigi Di Cori (as Francois Perier)
Lino Puglisi ...
Onorevole Salvato Li Masi
Pino Zac ...
Armando Caffè
Tino Bianchi ...
Onorevole Mazzante
Antonino Faà di Bruno ...
Lt. Col. Vittorio Emanuele Ribaud (as Antonino Faa' di Bruno)
Vincenzo Falanga ...
Tarcisio 'Ciccio' Introna
Gian Carlo Fusco ...
Col. Gavino Furas
Barbara Herrera ...
Countess Amelia di Amatrice
Renzo Marignano ...
Lt. Commander Teofilo Branzino
Camillo Milli ...
Col. Elpidio Aguzzo
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Italy 1973. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi) is an ultra-right-wing congressman that doesn't agree anymore with his fascist party policy. He contacts many Italian Army officers and built a net of relationship in order to organize a Coup d'Etat (Golpe). Something goes wrong and the Interior Minister (Home Secretary) Mr. Li Masi (Lino Pugliesi) got the all information about the attempted Golpe. So the Minister organizes a counter-Golpe. Tritoni desperately, to save his project, kidnaps the Italian Republic President (Claude Dauphin) that immediately dies for heartache. Now Minister Mr. Li Masi is free to lay down the law to the rest of the country, realizing basically the actual Golpe! Tritoni surrenders and will spend rest of his time trying to sell his ideas about managing Golpe in Africa! Written by 1felco

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Why the Italian army can be so funny.
22 September 2002 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The director of this movie Mario Monicelli, who made movies and wrote scripts for more than 65 years, gives us an insight into Italian politics by presenting this satire of an attempt of a coup d'état by some fascist officers. This script was written by Agenore Incrocci who wrote more than 100 scripts and who worked practically as long as Monicelli. The state pensioners of the glorious war sing their old songs as if Mussolini was still alive. They do not understand that their actions will be considered as pranks. However Italian politicians can turn the events into their favour and at least democracy will be saved in a rather crumbly way. The Italian officers act like in an Italian opera without singers. They have their gatherings as in good old times and they think they should reverse the fragile Italian democracy. At the end they will succeed but things do not happen as they had foreseen... This movie is a brilliant comedy about the way of life of the Italians and their politics seen through the eye-glass of a director who lived through it in experiences from his youth.


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