MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,912 this week

Neapolitan Mystery (1979)
"Giallo napoletano" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Mystery  -  12 April 1979 (Italy)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 167 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Raffaele Capece, un insegnante di mandolino, fa il posteggiatore nei locali pubblici. Ha due guai incurabili : ha una gamba offesa ed un padre inguaribile giocatore, che sperpera al lotto ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 93 titles
created 18 Jan 2012
 
N
a list of 1094 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Neapolitan Mystery (1979)

Neapolitan Mystery (1979) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Neapolitan Mystery.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Blood Feud (1978)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In pre-World War II Sicily, just as the fascists come to power, two men fall in love with the same woman. The changes in their country's politics ultimately take all three on a journey across the ocean to New York.

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Giancarlo Giannini
La terrazza (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ugo Tognazzi, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Tonino Cervi
Stars: Ornella Muti, Senta Berger, Capucine
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A beautiful woman (Laura Antonelli) engages in affairs with two men, playing them against each other. Set in the decadent Roaring Twenties, the triangle dissolves against suicide and fascism.

Director: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Terence Stamp, Michele Placido
Macaroni (1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades only to discover that an old girlfriend of his, along with her brother, have involved him in a massive hoax.

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Marcello Mastroianni, Daria Nicolodi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Bertrand Blier
Stars: Anouk Grinberg, Myriam Boyer, Olivier Martinez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four episodes. A pilot is ready to change sex, but the doctor made an error. A woman is searching a partner for a dance contest. A worker seduce his boss wife. A guard is too much proactive and this will cause many troubles.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Mafalda Berri, Ugo Bologna, Gil Cagne
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Adriano Celentano, Claudia Mori, Vittorio Caprioli
Summer Affair (1971)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Giorgio Stegani
Stars: Alessio Orano, Ornella Muti, Luigi Pistilli
First Love (1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Ornella Muti, Mario Del Monaco
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Police commissioner Santamaria is investigating the murdering of the ambiguous architect Mr. Garrone. The investigations soon drive him into the Torino's high society. Santamaria suspect ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Comencini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Wifemistress (1977)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Since her husband pronounced her frigid on her wedding night, Antonia DeAngelis has been an invalid. When he disappears, she believes him dead: she leaves her bed and takes over his ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Vicario
Stars: Laura Antonelli, Marcello Mastroianni, Leonard Mann
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Raffaele Capece
...
Lucia Navarro
Renato Pozzetto ...
Commissario Voghera
...
Victor Navarro
Zeudi Araya Cristaldi ...
Elizabeth (as Zeudi Araya)
...
Suor Angela
Peppino De Filippo ...
Natale Capece
Elena Fiore ...
donna Filomena
Peppe Barra ...
Giardino (as Giuseppe Barra)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ennio Antonelli
Mario Castaldi ...
Disco-dancing man at nightclub
Armando Curcio
Nicola Di Gioia ...
Asylum patient
Salvatore Furnari
Franco Iavarone ...
Gregorio Sella
Edit

Storyline

Raffaele Capece, un insegnante di mandolino, fa il posteggiatore nei locali pubblici. Ha due guai incurabili : ha una gamba offesa ed un padre inguaribile giocatore, che sperpera al lotto ed alla roulette i magri guadagni del figlio. E proprio a causa del vizio paterno si trova coinvolto in una serie di misteriosi omicidi, collegati ad una grossa quantità di denaro. Per ottenere i soldi, bisogna entrare in possesso di un prezioso cucchiaio, sul quale è registrata la prova di crimini commessi durante la seconda guerra mondiale. Dopo aver rischiato la vita diverse volte, Raffaele giungerà finalmente a capo dell'intricata faccenda. Ed entrerà anche in possesso dei soldi. Written by rosebud6

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 1979 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Atrocious Tales of Love and Revenge  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Strange misfire
3 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to know what kind of audience the people who made this film had in mind. Riz Ortolani's music, Marcello Mastroianni's naive but good-hearted character and the occasional gags seem to suggest a comedy, but the picture isn't funny enough to be a comedy. The plot (which you will need a scorecard to keep straight, and even then you'll probably fail) and the original Italian title seem to indicate a thriller, but it's not thrilling enough to be a thriller. It has a good cast (including Ornella Muti, who is literally "dreamily beautiful" here - you can barely believe that a woman so beautiful is real and not just a dream), but it wastes it in insignificant roles. Out of respect for these actors, and for one funny scene with Marcello and a beefy hood who's forcing him to walk up some stairs, I give this film ** out of 4.


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

Message Boards

Discuss Neapolitan Mystery (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?