Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bianca (1984)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Michele is a mathematics professor who just started a new job in a school with some peculiar teaching methods. After a woman in his neighborhood is murdered, Michele meets beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Roberto Vezzosi
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As ... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Silvio Orlando, Mariella Valentini
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The film tells the misadventures of a company of players who are oppressed by a tyrannical director. At the same time, his friend Michele is living with the failure of his marriage to Silvia.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Luciano Agati, Lorenza Codignola, Simona Frosi
Sogni d'oro (1981)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Nuovamente nei panni del suo alter-ego Michele Apicella, Nanni Moretti scrive la sua commedia apparentemente più ilare ma anche surreale ed inquietante... See full synopsis »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Piera Degli Esposti, Remo Remotti
Aprile (1998)
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Silvio Orlando, Silvia Nono
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Don Giulio, giovane prete romano, ritorna a casa dopo essere stato parroco in un'isola del Mar Tirreno ed è destinato ad una chiesa di periferia. A Roma egli ritrova i genitori, la sorella ... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Marco Messeri
Caro diario (1993)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend... See full summary »

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Renato Carpentieri, Giovanna Bozzolo
The Caiman (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy, Jasmine Trinca
Il portaborse (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Cesare Botero (Nanni Moretti) is a young minister well-known to be corrupted and corrupter. He is looking for an appropriate spokesman. He finds the right person in Prof. Luciano Sandulli (... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Stars: Silvio Orlando, Nanni Moretti, Giulio Brogi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Jasmine Trinca
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

Director: Nanni Moretti
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Gaetano, giovane napoletano, decide di lasciare casa, lavoro ed amici, per cercare altri momenti di vita e conoscere altre persone. Arriva a Firenze, a casa della zia. In un ambulatorio, ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Fiorenza Marchegiani, Marco Messeri
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Luisa Rossi ...
Michele's Mother
Lina Sastri ...
Olga
Piero Galletti ...
Goffredo
Susanna Javicoli ...
Silvia
Cristina Manni ...
Cristina
Lorenza Ralli ...
Valentina
Maurizio Romoli ...
Cesare
Carola Stagnaro ...
Flaminia
Fabio Traversa ...
Mirko
Giorgio Viterbo ...
Reporter for 'Telecalifornia'
Paolo Zaccagnini ...
Vito
Sandro Conte ...
Student
Fabrizio De Taddeo ...
Student (as Fabrizio Di Taddeo)
Mauro Fabretti ...
Student (as Maurizio Fabretti)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 March 1978 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Die Nichtstuer  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 71549 delivered on 25-2-1978. See more »

Soundtracks

E lucean le stelle (from 'Tosca')
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Courtesy of G. Ricordi & C. S.p.a.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
boring and frustrating

From start to finish, the most boring film imaginable. You keep waiting for something to happen, but nothing ever does. Michele leads a very boring life, he is the kind of person I would never wish to make the acquaintance of. The film is a typical product of a certain left-wing so-called culture rampant in Italy in the Seventies, of which Nanni Moretti is a leading exponent. One thing puzzles me: why does Moretti so often cast himself as a person named Michele? Take a look at the list of his films! There must be a Michele in his past who left a lasting impression on him, After all, there is no lack of male first names in Italian; why not Mario, Alberto or even Dante?


5 of 48 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ecce bombo jsb23
Italian Cult Classic avesani
Connection with Nietzsche's 'Ecce Homo'? hamletbb
Discuss Ecce bombo (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?