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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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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)
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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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22 December 1977 (Italy)  »

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The New Monsters  »

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Fin che la barca va
Lyrics by Flavia Arrigoni and Lorenzo Pilat
Composed by Mario Panzeri
Performed by Orietta Berti
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Tognazzi was great
7 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw "Viva Italia" not long after its release, and still remember it. It felt, then, as a revival of the wonderful short-story format used by the French and the Italians to provide concentrated value at smaller expense than a full feature, thus raising the chances of the film being made. They were wonderful showcases, too, for the immense talent resident in those countries. Ugo Tognazzi's brilliant performance as impulsive chef of a small restaurant will stick in my memory forever; the whole movie is well worth watching if it were only for this particular episode. Pity it was not a revival, but a farewell to a fantastic era of wit, skill, hearty performance, and sophisticated direction.


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