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 »
Bancomat è un piccolo truffatore, "specializzato" in carte di credito. Una mattina deve essere scortato dal carcere al tribunale da un giovane poliziotto, frustrato aspirante scrittore. Per... See full summary »
Al Caruso, John Gresco and Jack Amoruso are three gangsters working for the Genovese family. However, their efforts are more than headache-inducing, and when they are given one last chance:... See full summary »
Checco, an uneducated but self-satisfied fellow from Milan, who has always dreamed of becoming a police officer, fails his entrance exam for the third time. It must be said that at the oral... See full summary »
Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of ... See full summary »
I was first hesitant whether to go or not to see this new movie by Aldo Giovanni & Giacomo. Their first one was a funny patchwork of their cabaret bits, but most lines weren't brand new for those who already knew their theatre shows. The second one was a strangely surreal story which clearly revealed the intention to do something different and unattended, but, after the end, it didn't quite convince me. But this time, Aldo Giovanni & Giacomo do all their best to speak a new language: the language of cinema, not tv's. And they do a good job: this story, about the power and the value of friendship, is funny and poetic too. Aldo's voice-over is a good idea, and the sound-track is well harmonized with the sweet-sour atmosphere. The final is surprising scenery-machine which, with a coup de theatre, brings the three friends back to where they separated, like a time machine that finally unites past and present. But, most of all, I've been struck by the way they see Milan. They materialize a place that doesn't really exist, except in the hearts and the eyes of those who really love this city. They create a place where, in a warm summer night, you go back home by bicycle, and the street is like a stage, with skyscrapers as backdrop and old buildings as wings. No cars, no hurry at all. Reality is different but, sometimes, when I'm in very good mood, I deceive myself that the city I love is actually such a quiet place. You will surely love this movie, as I did.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?