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His Days Are Numbered (1962)

I giorni contati (original title)
A middle-aged plumber quits his job and questions his life after seeing somebody his own age suddenly die from a heart attack on his way to work.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Salvo Randone ...
Cesare Conversi
Franco Sportelli ...
Amilcare Franceschelli
Regina Bianchi ...
Giulia
Marcella Valeri ...
Madre di Graziella
Alberto Amato
Angela Minervini ...
Graziella
Giulio Battiferri ...
Spartaco
Renato Maddalena
Vittorio Bottone
Lando Buzzanca ...
Figlio di Cesare
Aldo Pini
Vittorio Donati
Pasquale Esposito
Vincenzo Falanga ...
Mazzolatore
Egidio Porzia
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A middle-aged plumber quits his job and questions his life after seeing somebody his own age suddenly die from a heart attack on his way to work.

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5 April 1962 (Italy)  »

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De dagen zijn geteld  »

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Legata a un granello di sabbia
Written by Nico Fidenco and Gianni Marchetti
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Numbered Days : I Giorni contati
2 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Never released in America, Petri's second feature displays the same evocative mix of realism and symbolism found in THE LADY KILLER OF ROME. Cowritten by the prominent scenarist Tonino Guerra (a favorite collaborator of Petri, Antonioni, Rosi, and other Italian luminaries), the film stars Salvo Randone as Cesare, a lonely Roman plumber in his early fifties. Traveling by tram one day, he witnesses the sudden death, by heart attack, of a man his own age. The event shocks him into the realization that his own days might be numbered, and he becomes determined to make the most of the time he has left. Quitting his job, he sets out with enthusiasm to enjoy the finer things in life, but the effort only leaves him dispirited and disillusioned.


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