MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 46,061 this week

The Sleazy Uncle (1989)
"Lo zio indegno" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  26 August 1989 (Italy)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9995 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Sleazy Uncle" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sleazy Uncle (1989)

The Sleazy Uncle (1989) on IMDb 6.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sleazy Uncle.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Family (1987)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Fanny Ardant, Stefania Sandrelli
The Nymph (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the World War II, in a small Italian village, Nunziata is an easy woman married with the cuckold tailor Gioacchino. Her teenage daughter Miluzza teases men with her clothes and gets men ... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Raoul Bova, Lucia Cara
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Father Maurice, a priest living in a residential college for priests in Rome, is called out one day to "exorcise" the devil from someone. The devil turns out to be in the form of a ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Benigni
Stars: Walter Matthau, Roberto Benigni, Stefano Antonucci
Stradivari (1988)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As a boy the orphan Antonio Stradivari heard for the first time in his life the sound of a violin and he was fascinated by its voice. He tried to construct a violin and attracted the ... See full summary »

Director: Giacomo Battiato
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Stefania Sandrelli, Valérie Kaprisky
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Nadine Trintignant
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, François Marthouret
Mamma Ebe (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Carlo Lizzani
Stars: Berta Domínguez D., Alessandro Haber, Stefania Sandrelli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Giuseppe Bertolucci
Stars: Lina Sastri, Rossana Podestà, Giulia Boschi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Jewish family and a homosexual doctor suffer persecution in Fascist Italy. Based on a novel by Giorgio Bassani.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Rupert Everett, Valeria Golino
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Mail author for translation. Maria nemcsak menyasszony koraban volt gyonyoru, most is az. Ferje vendegmunkaskent dolgozik Nemetorszagban, talan mar egy masik csaladot is alapitott, mert ... See full summary »

Director: Pál Gábor
Stars: Ángela Molina, Massimo Ghini, Marco Leonardi
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Luigi Magni
Stars: Nino Manfredi, Stefania Sandrelli, Lando Buzzanca
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Francesca Archibugi
Stars: Stefania Sandrelli, Jean-Pierre Duriez, Leonardo Ruta
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Uncle Luca
...
Riccardo
Andréa Ferréol ...
Teresa
...
Andrea
Beatrice Palme ...
La Chanteuse
Simona Cavallari ...
Marina
...
Isabella
Massimiliano Palmese
David Maunsell ...
Piero
Paco Reconti ...
Young uncle Luca
Clelia Rondinella ...
Luca's mother young
Caterina Boratto ...
Passante che aiuta Luca
Bruno Corazzari ...
Il medico
Christine Joan Johnson ...
Sara
Niels Gullov ...
William
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's the long-lost uncle you'll never forget! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 August 1989 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Sleazy Uncle  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Twisted and hilarious. Nietzschean morality and uncanny charm.
28 January 2005 | by (Amherst, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

I would say it's a bad title but he really is sleazy--and beautiful. This is a great example of the you-forgive-his-sins-because-he's-an-artist movie. Like The Horse's Mouth but darker, deeper and funnier. Vittorio Gassman as the poet who won't draw the line at molesting women, stealing, lying yet his charm, innocence and life force conquer all. There's still something painful in the sins, and he has to go through a trial to work some of that out, for the viewer. Yet there's always another yet. Giancarlo Giannini shows humanity as the bourgeois foil. The movie isn't quite consistent: Gassman's crude hitting on women in a movie theater in the beginning seems unnecessary when you later see his seductive charm at work. He tries to sell, literally, a black mistress, who won't be sold. This odd scene seems more written than lived. He lies to a sympathetic niece, shaming her for suspecting his actual crime. Hard to take--but that's part of the point. You laugh, give in, and wonder about morality versus life. This guy really seems beyond good and evil. The end is touching, both sad and happy.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Sleazy Uncle (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?