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Macaroni (1985)
"Maccheroni" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  24 October 1985 (Italy)
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A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades only to discover that an old girlfriend of his, along with her brother, have involved him in a massive hoax.

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Antonio Jasiello
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Carmelina Jasiello
Maria Luisa Santella ...
Door Keeper
Patrizia Sacchi ...
Virginia
Bruno Esposito ...
Giulio Jasiello
Orsetta Gregoretti ...
Young actress in theater
Marc Berman ...
French record producer
Jean-François Perrier ...
French record producer
Giovanna Sanfilippo ...
Maria
Fabio Tenore ...
Pasqualino (the little monk)
Marta Bifano ...
Luisella
Aldo De Martino ...
Cottone (theater manager)
Tilde De Spirito ...
The villain's mistress (as Clotilde De Spirito)
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Storyline

Robert Traven, a dyspeptic, edgy American businessman, arrives in Naples and is received by a friendly but officious local company representative. Exhausted by the pressures and inconveniences of a long flight, he is looking forward to rest and relaxation in his hotel room when he is visited by buoyant and upbeat Antonio Jassiello, a clerk in a bank record room, who is surprised when his old friend from the War does not recognize him. The annoyed and exhausted Traven feels he's being scammed, and the two part on bad terms. Jassiello does leave a photo of Traven and his sister taken 40 years earlier, and the time and the setting seen to stir the American's memory, so he seeks out Antonio to apologize. Jassiello brings him back home to renew acquaintances with his family including his now middle-aged, married sister, Her hospitable husband is friendly and not the least bit jealous, and Traven soon discovers why he has not faded from their memories as they have from his. Antonio has been... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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24 October 1985 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Macaroni  »

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SEK 3,159,783 (Sweden)
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Marcello Mastroianni grew a mustache for the film, but was so nervous on the first day of shooting that he absent-mindedly shaved it off. See more »

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Antonio: Ah, it's beautiful to waste time.
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It's beautiful to waste time!
24 June 2005 | by (Roma, Italy) – See all my reviews

Tonight I had much to study and very little feeling for my books. I watched this film instead: I vaguely remembered it had a poor IMDb rating, but I decided to give it a chance anyway. I'm so glad I did! I found out a delightful bitter-sweet comedy, with some good laughs and a few touching moments as well. To be true the plot about the depressed American businessman who comes to Italy and discovers the enjoyment of life has been heard before and could seem sometimes predictable, but has its great moments; the score is rather charming too. Marcello and Jack are a magnificent paring. This film is vastly and wrongfully underrated. I can't believe it's only rated 6.1: it would deserve much more. I highly recommend it to anybody loves truly great artists like Lemmon and Mastroianni.


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