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Ratataplan (1979)

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Misadventures of Colombo, an engineer in Milano. He is the only winner of an admission test for a job, and just for this reason he isn't hired. So he becomes a barman, and he discovers a ... See full summary »

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Rag Girl
Edy Angelillo ...
Robot's Girl
Lidia Biondi ...
Pregnant Woman
Roland Topor ...
The Boss
Giorgio White ...
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Giorgio Cardarelli ...
Member of the 'Quellidigrock' company
Enrico Grazioli ...
Member of the 'Quellidigrock' company
Heidi Hansen ...
Member of the 'Quellidigrock' company
Maruska Motlova ...
Member of the 'Quellidigrock' company
Osvaldo Salvi ...
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Serena Sartori ...
Member of the 'Quellidigrock' company
Dario Sereni ...
Member of the 'Quellidigrock' company
Umberto Gallone ...
Dance Teacher
Ione Greghi ...
Kiosk Owner (as Jone Greghi)
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Misadventures of Colombo, an engineer in Milano. He is the only winner of an admission test for a job, and just for this reason he isn't hired. So he becomes a barman, and he discovers a special formula that turns simple water into the "Immortality drink". He is robbed of the magic water copyright. So he tries to set up a theatrical company, but the first show is a fiasco. Since finding a normal job seems a mission impossible, he tries to set the sentimental side of his life. He targets the most beautiful girl of his building, and for her he builds a robot able to dance like Tony Manero (John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever (1977)). The robot gets drunk (!). It is another fiasco. So he targets an ugly girl and finally with her succeeds to live his surreal world for ever. Written by 1felco

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25 April 1980 (West Germany)  »

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Ra... ta... ta... plan!  »

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ITL 98,000 (estimated)
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Maurizio Nichetti's first feature film as a director See more »

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30 August 2003 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

I just want to express my disappointment in that a DVD version can't be found in order to enjoy this excellent piece of film. It's an Italian movie worth every minute of it. If you come across it don't bypass it.


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