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The Career of a Chambermaid (1976)

Telefoni bianchi (original title)
The film tells a story of a young chambermaid from Venice who is a fan of Italian "Telefoni bianchi" cinema of the fascist era. She decides to follow her dream and goes to Rome, hoping to become an actress.

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Marcella Valmarin aka Alba Doris
Cochi Ponzoni ...
Roberto Trevisan
Maurizio Arena ...
Luciani
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Lino Toffolo ...
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Paolo Baroni ...
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Carla Terlizzi
Dino Baldazzi ...
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Marcello Fusco
Laura Trotter ...
Loretta Mari
Enrico Marciani ...
Bisanti
Giovanni Brusadori ...
The bespectacled Partisan (as Giovanni Brusateri)
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The film tells a story of a young chambermaid from Venice who is a fan of Italian "Telefoni bianchi" cinema of the fascist era. She decides to follow her dream and goes to Rome, hoping to become an actress.

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A quintessential Italian comedy
2 July 2000 | by (Stamford, CT) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in probably 12 years, but if I remember well, it relates the story of a poor Italian girl who wants to be an actress and has to sleep left and right to get there. She even ends up being the mistress of "Il Duce" (Mussolini).

In any case, it's a very funny movie with the beautiful Agostina Belli in the title role, and memorable vignettes with Vittorio Gassman and Ugo Tognazzi. If you like broad Italian comedy, you'll like this movie.


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