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Il marchese del Grillo (1981)

The marquess of Grillo is a good-natured, clever and women-loving man who is always inventing stories and cracking all types of jokes. The film tells the story of his life.

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Onofrio Del Grillo / Gasperino
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Berg ...
Olimpia
Andrea Bevilacqua ...
Polpeo
Tommaso Bianco ...
Amministratore
Riccardo Billi ...
Aronne Piperno
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Fra' Bastiano
Angela Campanella ...
Faustina
Marina Confalone ...
Camilla
Elena Daskowa Valenzano ...
Marchesa del Grillo
Isabella De Bernardi ...
Figlia di Gasperino
Ivan De Paola
Gianni Di Pinto ...
Maruccio
Elena Fiore ...
Anita
Ettore Geri ...
High priest who presides over the execution
Giorgio Gobbi ...
Ricciotto
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The marquess of Grillo is a good-natured, clever and women-loving man who is always inventing stories and cracking all types of jokes. The film tells the story of his life. Written by Volker Boehm

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El marqués del Grillo  »

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Side splitting, masterful, Monicelli comedy
13 February 2001 | by (london,GB) – See all my reviews

Once somebody asked Robert De Niro who was the actor that inspired him the most. The legendary actor's answer was "Alberto Sordi".The same somebody asked the same question to Jain Maria Volonte'.The answer was ,You have guessed it,the same. The Roman actor is surely the greatest Italy ever produced, and this movie is the perfect example of the power and purity of Sordi's acting. The Marchese antics are well known in Rome,told in endless jokes and stories.Monicelli takes all these stories and makes a fusion in order to create the perfect screenplay.The only thing one could not like about the story is the fact that the Marchese character is so large that almost all the others are left to play in the background.But again the Marchese was indeed larger that life! The only actor that could play the main role had to be Sordi.No one could have portrayed the Marchese so well.And no one could have played two characters so well.Because one must not forget Gasperio er carbonaro. The red neck carbon dealer is even funnier than the Marchese.Sordi shows what acting is all about when wearing the dirty clothes of the drunken Gasperino.The scene where Gasperino is woken by the Marchese trusty butler has to be one of the funniest ever. Overall the movie is a classic.If one is a fan of Italian comedy,this movie is a must see.If one also loves Sordi,then the movie is indeed a gem.


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