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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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22 December 1981 (Italy)  »

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El marqués del Grillo  »

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Alberto Sordi is simply the best!
28 September 2000 | by (Lido di Venezia,Italy) – See all my reviews

Il "Marchese del Grillo" is an incredibly enjoying movie,Alberto Sordi is absolutely a "maestro" of acting.He portrays his character in a really smashing way.You can realize better and agree with what I'm saying,if you can understand the Roman dialect,as I do.Alberto is great not only because he depicts this really existed character in a very convincing way ,but he also adds fun to the movie through the creation of Gasperino,the drunken coal seller. I think that all those American actors of Italian origins should understand and recognize that he's really their own "maestro" too. In a few words Alberto represents for the world of the cinema what Dante Alighieri still represents for the world literature Apart from our big Alberto,I must also praise the performance of the rest of the cast and the wise direction of Mario Monicelli.According to me he's the only director in the world who has always succeeded in depicting in a very faithful and convincing manner different historical periods of my country, that's Italy.


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