MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,179 this week

The World of Don Camillo (1984)
"Don Camillo" (original title)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 1,152 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

A priest helps the small town he's stationed in to resolve conflicts by working together.

Director:

Writers:

(books), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 200 titles
created 19 Feb 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 22 Oct 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 06 Feb 2012
 
a list of 819 titles
created 25 Aug 2013
 
a list of 286 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The World of Don Camillo (1984)

The World of Don Camillo (1984) on IMDb 5.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The World of Don Camillo.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bomber (1982)
Comedy | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Michele Lupo
Stars: Bud Spencer, Jerry Calà, Stefano Mingardo
Banana Joe (1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man is living happily on an island with his family, growing bananas. When a local mobster with an eye on man's property tries to take it from him, he must go to the town for the first time to get some help.

Director: Steno
Stars: Bud Spencer, Marina Langner, Mario Scarpetta
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three rogues set out to rob $300,000 from an Indian-hating cavalry major.

Directors: Damiano Damiani, Sergio Leone
Stars: Terence Hill, Miou-Miou, Robert Charlebois
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two nice guys, a wrestler (Bud Spencer) and an Ice-cream vendor (Giuliano Gemma) are mistaken for dangerous killers by an important local gangster, whose nickname is "Sorriso". With the ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni
Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Bud Spencer, Robert Middleton
Western | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A drifter with fast fists and a gunfighter- pimp with fast guns help a child to claim his inheritance.

Director: Maurizio Lucidi
Stars: Bud Spencer, Jack Palance, Renato Cestiè
Charleston (1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Con-man tries to pull a fast one on what appears to be an easy prey, but his "victim" scams him for five million dollars!

Director: Marcello Fondato
Stars: Bud Spencer, Herbert Lom, Jack La Cayenne
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Medieval soldier of fortune Ettore is travelling through Europe with his partners looking for fight where they can earn some money. When they come across a Spanish castle under siege by the... See full summary »

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile
Stars: Bud Spencer, Franco Agostini, Enzo Cannavale
Cat and Dog (1983)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

L.A.P.D. Captain Parker finally is going on Holiday with all his family. At the last moment he has to cancel the program to re-capture a pilferer named Tony Roma, bad copy of a Latin lover.... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Corbucci
Stars: Bud Spencer, Tomas Milian, Marc Lawrence
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Bull Webster is a taxi driver with some work problems on his hands: the Spider Corporation, a giant financial holding company, has decided to buy out his taxi co-operative in order to make ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni
Stars: Bud Spencer, Carol Alt, Thierry Lhermitte
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Mayor Peppone might very well lose the elections and Don Camillo makes sure that the mayor's delinquent son gets his act together while his own niece makes Peppone think she is pregnant by ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Camerini
Stars: Gastone Moschin, Lionel Stander, Carole André
Western | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mysterious gunfighter named Django is employed by a local crooked political boss as a hangman to execute innocent locals framed by the boss, who wants their land. What the boss doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Terence Hill, Horst Frank, George Eastman
Musical | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Little Rita has a dream: she dreams of a better world and she believes that all the evil in the world originates from gold. So she has decided to blow up all the gold she can put her hands ... See full summary »

Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Stars: Rita Pavone, Terence Hill, Lucio Dalla
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Colin Blakely ...
...
Jo Magro
Andy Luotto ...
...
Doc
...
Gigio
...
Jennifer Hingel ...
Lilly
Franco Diogene ...
Binella (as Frank Diogene)
Monica Gravina ...
Bride
Mauro Gravina ...
Groom
Roberto Boninsegna ...
Angel soccer player
Carlo Ancelotti ...
Devil soccer player
Roberto Pruzzo ...
Devil soccer player
Luciano Spinosi ...
Devil soccer player
Edit

Storyline

A priest helps the small town he's stationed in to resolve conflicts by working together.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 1984 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The World of Don Camillo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cuban-American actor Tomas Milian was considered for the role of 'Peppone' but turned it down. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Giuseppe Colizzi See more »

Connections

Version of Pequeno Mundo de D. Camilo (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Why
Performed by Randy Crawford
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Too Cool - No Warmth - No Edges
14 August 2002 | by (Canterbury, England) – See all my reviews

This movie lacks the charm and the warmth of the original stories by Guareschi. Transporting the context 30 years forward into present-day (that is: 1980s) Italy was probably the right thing to do, since the distance in time wasn't big enough to film this as a period piece, but turning Don Camillo into such a cool dude rips the heart out of these stories. Mario Girotti plays the character in Trinity style, aloof, quirky, dead-pan; but this Camillo is barely recognisable as the passionately caring priest of the books. I don't think the earlier Camillo incarnation by Fernandel was right either (e.g. Fernandel's Camillo was not physical enough), but at least it exuded the required warmth.

A cool Don Camillo creates another problem: what happens with his constant little battles with Peppone and his party? Peppone's communist shenanigans are similarly toned down and as a result the antagonism between the two sides does not ring true - at least not to the extent the stories require. Thus, this film version also lacks the tension, conflict and hatred between the two camps. Perhaps there was some sensitivity here towards the American market: no children's movies with real communists in them, please!

A few changes to cater for the international market are also embarrassing: the two soccer teams are called "Angels" and "Devils" (in English!) and a couple of the songs performed in Church are in English as well. This is situated in rural Italy!


11 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shot in English? philosophymom
DVD den_dennis
Also a TV series? giona
My advice destracricetale
Angels football kit? muirmackean
Discuss The World of Don Camillo (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?