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Isabella De Bernardi
Pietro Chiocca shifts from hydraulic pumps to heavy war weapons selling. He starts traveling all around the third world looking for clients, and contract by contract his economic situation shoot up, raising also his social status. But is never enough for his family, their needs increase more than the available earnings. For Pietro to sell weapons is becoming every day more stressful, every day more filthy. It has become normal for him to sell stuff to crazy corrupted bloodthirsty African dictators. He has also to fight competition with a French rival. His dirty activity explodes on national press; he becomes a monster for the public opinion. Pietro's family is hypocritically upset with him too! May be it was better the old bathroom equipment sector. Can he come back on his steps? Written by
Alberto Sordi directs and stars in this movie. He puts all his class in acting. Probably his greatest shape had gone at the time. He plays a family man whos job is selling weapons to African dictators. He will be forced to give those weapons to the guerrillas after he's been captured by those guys. The plot doesn't tell much but there's many reasons watching this movie: Sordi puts all his melancholic vision of life in this movie making the story so real despite the unique role he's playing. Beside it's remarkable that his sons are first disgusting his job of death seller but then he has to go on with his job to give his family the wealthy life they were having. Remarkable is also the soundtrack by Piero Piccioni.
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