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Il bisbetico domato (1980)

A grouchy farmer, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city, ends up ... 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
Jimmy il Fenomeno ...
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 driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city, ends up on his stoop due to car troubles on a rainy night.

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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 The Taming of the Shrew (1980) See more »

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Innamorata, incavolata a vita
Performed by Adriano Celentano
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One of my favorite Celentano's comedies
11 March 2008 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I've liked Adriano Celentano as a singer and an actor since I was a young girl. He was enormously popular in the USSR (and justly so). I love his voice, style, and the choice of songs, and I listen to his CDs often. I've seen several of his comedies (Serafino (1969), directed by Pietro Germi, The Con Artists, Ace) and one of my favorite is "Il Bisbetico domato", (1980) or "The Taming of the Scoundrel". Celentano plays a 40 years old wealthy farmer - misanthropic and misogynous virgin. On the evening he turns 40 and celebrates by himself, eating dinner prepared by his loyal house-maid, someone knocks at his door...and gorgeous Ornella Mutti enters his house and the movie. He insults her with the gusto and tries to resist her charms but she sets to prove that no one can resist love when it comes. ...And it comes even to such unbearable and unpleasant character as Elia. Celentano and Mutti both shine and the comedy is amusing and entertaining even after all these years.


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