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Concorrenza sleale (2001)

Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition ... See full summary »

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Diego Abatantuono ...
Umberto Melchiori
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Leone DellaRocca
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Professor Angelo
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Giuditta DellaRocca
Claudio Bigagli ...
Police inspector
Sandra Collodel ...
DellaRocca's Maid
Augusto Fornari ...
Zio Peppino
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Paolo Melchiori
Sabrina Impacciatore ...
Matilde
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Mrs. Di Veroli
Rolando Ravello ...
Ignazietto Paspinelli
Gioia Spaziani ...
Susanna DellaRocca
Anita Zagaria ...
Margherita Melchiori
Simone Ascani ...
Lele DellaRocca
Walter Dragonetti ...
Pietruccio Melchiori / narrator
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Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition brought by Leone, who offers the best prices in the neighborhood. But they leave differences aside when the rise of Fascism places Anti-Semitic politics which rigidly control business like the one conducted by the Jewish Leone, and those new regulations are viewed by Umberto as completely unfair. The long rivalry soon becomes a great friendship. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Competencia desleal  »

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Michele Riondino auditioned for the role of Paolo. See more »

Quotes

Professor Angelo: [correcting a kid's lesson] 5 for the grammar, less 5 for the ideas, equals zero. Yes. Zero.
Umberto Melchiori: I won't discuss the grammar but the ideas were quite clear.
Professor Angelo: This dammed regime killed the critical sense of the country, it left us stupid. Even the children got pompuous. Where's the irony?
Umberto Melchiori: You're asking me? I don't know.
Professor Angelo: You don't know anything.
[pauses]
Professor Angelo: It's dead.
Umberto Melchiori: Who?
Professor Angelo: The irony.
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References Avanti c'è posto... (1942) See more »

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La Rumba delle Noccioline (The Peanuts Vendor)
Written by Moïse Simons (as Simons), Simenoni
FRANCHI C. Casa Editrice Musicale, S.r.l.
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Warm, human, touching description about human behaviour in totalitarism. Recommended.
23 April 2003 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Very nice to see that this kind of movies are still made. The story shows us the affect the totalitarism has for people unable or too lazy to think themselves. The development of friendship of two small boys show us clearly how stupid and childish are all the reasons for racism.


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