Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will ... See full summary »
Police commissioner Lo Gatto is in charge of the local Italian police station within Vatican State. During an investigation, following the murder of a Vatican priest, he decides to question... See full summary »
Two episodes. In the first one, " Il pelo della disgrazia", Mr. Altomare's life is constantly threatened by his neighbor that in Altomare opinion is a jinx. Altomare is obsessed by him and ... See full summary »
Armando is the daddy, Cristiano is the adult son. Each of them lives his life in a different way respect the other: Armando is an old play-boy and often he "buys" his women with his money; ... See full summary »
Three stories, three characters all played by Verdone. The first is an awkward young man, who meet a Spanish tourist in Rome. The second has planned a trip towards East with a suitcase full... See full summary »
Perhaps (but i can think this for sure) this is the funniest comedy ever made, not only in Italy. I can tell this, having seen dozens of comedies from all over the world (and "Vieni avanti cretino" ranks far better than such hits as "Clerks" or "Dumb & Dumber", which i've really appreciated). The story itself is quite simple but the characters (especially Pasquale Baudaffi - i.e. Lino Banfi) make this an unmissable film. The scenes it is composed of, have been re-played in various situations and often they are a significant part of every comic-actor baggage. As i said, the best characterization is the one by Lino Banfi, but Gigi Reder (the famous "Rag. Filini" from the Fantozzi saga) is almost as astonishing as Banfi. There is also a small role played by the unforgettable Moana Pozzi (the best female porn-star of all times) plus the addition of various Italian sexy-stars of the 80's (Michela Miti above all). Explaining this films with few words would be as difficult as summarizing the entire Divine Comedy ("Vieni avanti, cretino!" could be considered the Divine Comedy of the comedy films, indeed :) in two lines. Perhaps an English translation of the incredible dialogues could turn in a loss of efficacy, but that should be overwhelmed by the strong pathos which any actor casts in his/her role. Strongly recommended (with particular regards for the dentist scene and also for the Coliseum scene, not to mention the breathtaking scene of the famous "Dr. Thomas"!!!)
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