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Viva Italia! (1977)

I nuovi mostri (original title)
Several episodes depicting Italian's life in short humoristic stories.

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Credited cast:
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Il cardinale (segment "Tantum ergo") / Il cameriere (segment "Hostaria") / Il marito (segment "Sequestro di persona cara") / Il commissario (segment "Il sospetto") / Il padre di famiglia (segment "Cittadino esemplare")
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Autostoppista (segment "Autostop") / Hostess (segment "Senza parole")
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Il principe (segment "First Aid") / Il figlio (segment "Come una regina") / L'attore (segment "Elogio funebre")
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Il marito (segment "L'uccellino della Val Padana") / Il cuoco (segment "Hostaria") / Il figlio (segment "Mammina mammona")
Gianfranco Barra ...
Il mafioso (segment "Con i saluti degli amici")
Orietta Berti ...
La cantante (segment "L'uccellino della Val Padana)
Luigi Diberti ...
Il prete contestatore (segment "Tantum ergo")
Eros Pagni ...
L'automobilista (segment "Autostop") / Il padre (segment "Pornodiva")
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Il terrorista (segment "Senza parole")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfredo Adami ...
Un automobilista (segment "Elogio funebre")
Francesco Anniballi ...
Il parrocchiano che prende la sberla (segment "Tantum ergo")
Paolo Baroni ...
Il pretino (segment "Tantum ergo")
Luciano Bonanni ...
Il moribondo (segment "First Aid")
Pina Borione ...
Una degente (segment "Come una regina")
Patrizia De Clara ...
Una suore (segment "Come una regina")
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Several episodes depicting Italian's life in short humoristic stories.

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A taste of life Italian style

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Comedy

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15 December 1977 (Italy)  »

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The New Monsters  »

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La nostalgia
Written by Cristiano and Mancino
Performed by Orietta Berti
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This is a Funny Slice of Italian life.
28 September 2000 | by (Beverly Hills, California) – See all my reviews

This film was shown on Los Angeles first cable station, the Z Channel, as part of their Foreign Films Specials, in the late 70's. It is a series of short stories, each one very funny, and said, in the production notes, to show a little bit of Italy and its people.

One story is about an Italian gentleman, who provides a Good Samaritan service to an injured civilian; but is unable to deposit the man anywhere, as hospitals, convents, and emergency clinics refuse to accept the barely alive victim. Unable to relieve himself of this unwanted, injured man, he returns to the scene of the crash, and replaces the victim as he found him, hours before.

Another story is a "behind the scenes" look at an Italian restaurant, where two waiters / chefs stage a horrendous fight, while preparing a large meal for a hungry group of customers.

I have looked for this film to play again, either here in Los Angeles, in an art house revival or on cable television, but to no avail.


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