MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 66,988 this week

Il minestrone (1981)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  2 May 1981 (Italy)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 139 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 777 titles
created 04 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1705 titles
created 26 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1503 titles
created 16 Mar 2012
 
a list of 5 titles
created 29 Aug 2012
 
a list of 70 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Il minestrone" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Il minestrone (1981)

Il minestrone (1981) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Il minestrone.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Lisanne Falk
I mostri (1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes.

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Lando Buzzanca
Besieged (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in ... See full summary »

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Claudio Santamaria
The Decameron (1971)
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A kindhearted but bumbling idiot who likes to steal bananas, is passed off for a snitch hiding from the mob.

Director: Roberto Benigni
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Paolo Bonacelli
Morto Troisi, viva Troisi! (TV Movie 1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Marco Messeri, Roberto Benigni
Ma che cos'è questo amore (TV Mini-Series 1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Stefano Satta Flores, Lucia Poli, Flavio Bonacci
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a vignette called "Strange to meet you," Roberto sits at a small table in a coffee bar. Five cups of coffee and two ashtrays are in front of him; he drinks and smokes. Steven joins him. ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Steven Wright
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The son of the owner of a large Italian cheese factory is kidnapped, but as the factory is on the verge of bankruptcy the owner hatches a plan to use the ransom money as reinvestment in the... See full summary »

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Anouk Aimée, Laura Morante
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Maestro
...
Francesco
...
Giovanni
Daria Nicolodi ...
Eleonora
Fabio Traversa ...
Cameriere
Francesca Rinaldi ...
Bambina
Olimpia Carlisi ...
Becchina
Franco Iavarone ...
Assaggiatore (as Franco Javarone)
Giorgio Gaber ...
Lui
Guerrino Crivello ...
Maggiordomo
Pietro De Silva ...
Autista
Giulio Farnese ...
Gildo
Cristina Noci ...
Cuoca
Loris Zanchi ...
Fattore
Antonino Faà di Bruno ...
Marchese (as Antonino Faa' di Bruno)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 May 1981 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

La fame  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 Episodes) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sweet, poetic Hunger
22 February 2006 | by (Naples, Italy) – See all my reviews

I must say I'm not that Citti's fan. Nevertheless, I've been very curious watching this rare movie. And, well it's been a surprise. Despite of a poor photography, the actors and actresses starring, the plot, the poetry of images and words, made me think it was a little masterpiece. It's more than a movie, a metaphor. The hunger, the hunger for all. The need for food, adventure, knowledge, dreams. And dreams in fact seem to satisfy more than food itself. Giorgio Gaber, Dario Benigni, Franco Javarone, Daria Nicolodi, the director Citti, Ninetto Davoli are metaphors themselves of a lost way of making cinema, and , in one word, of describing Italy. Gaber's dry foolness, Javarone's Neapolitan way of helping people, Nicolodi's bourgeois sweetness, Benigni's sense for dream react with poor, simple philosophy played by Davoli and Citti. A sweet poem, a gentle flower.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
did anyone understood the ending of the movie? bspiros2005
Discuss Il minestrone (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?