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Il bisbetico domato (1980)

A grouchy farmer, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but actively driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city,... See full summary »

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Lisa Silvestri
Edith Peters ...
Mamie
Pippo Santonastaso ...
Don Cirillo
Milly Carlucci ...
Renata
Sandro Ghiani ...
Benzinaio
Nicola De Buono ...
Vittorio (as Nicola Del Buono)
Vincenzo De Toma ...
Contadino malato
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Campagnolo
Elena Mari
Angela Mainardi
Guido Spadea ...
Ragioniere
Marco Columbro ...
Guidatore del camioncino
Gianni Coletto ...
Nipote di Mamie
Massimo Mirani
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A grouchy farmer, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but actively driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city, ends up on his stoop after her car breaks down in the rain.

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20 December 1980 (Italy)  »

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O Solteirão Amansado  »

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The carpet on Lisa's "sick room" was fake. It was just painted on the floor to accomplish the stunt where Lisa's bed gets pulled out of the room with a tractor. See more »

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Version of Monodrama Theater: The Taming of the Shrew (1953) See more »

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Innamorata, incavolata a vita
Performed by Adriano Celentano
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Omnipresent Irony
17 February 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Elia is a confirmed bachelor in the thirties, living with a housemaid in an Italian village. The film starts with men talking about Elia's unbearable character, and these statements are illustrated by him entering and insulting everybody who comes in his way. The housemaid finds women for Elia, but he always succeeds in chasing them away with his awfulness until on a rainy night beautiful Lisa knocks on the door...

Although this film is done with little expense, its obviously exaggerated character can be very amusing. Undoubtedly it is a matter of taste; either you love it or you hate it.


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