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Furio Scarpelli (story)
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Release Date:
23 February 2001 (Italy) See more »
Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Warm, human, touching description about human behaviour in totalitarism. Recommended. See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)
Diego Abatantuono ... Umberto Melchiori

Sergio Castellitto ... Leone DellaRocca

Gérard Depardieu ... Professor Angelo

Antonella Attili ... Giuditta DellaRocca
Claudio Bigagli ... Police inspector
Sandra Collodel ... DellaRocca's Maid
Augusto Fornari ... Zio Peppino

Elio Germano ... Paolo Melchiori
Sabrina Impacciatore ... Matilde

Eliana Miglio ... Mrs. Di Veroli
Rolando Ravello ... Ignazietto Paspinelli
Gioia Spaziani ... Susanna DellaRocca
Anita Zagaria ... Margherita Melchiori
Simone Ascani ... Lele DellaRocca
Walter Dragonetti ... Pietruccio Melchiori / narrator
Federica Bonavolontà ... Melchiori's Maid (Crispina)

Emanuele Cerman

Giorgio Colangeli ... Vinaio Boccioni
Bruno Cariello
Mauro Cremonini
Romina de Cicco
Fausto Ennio Di Cesare
Ivonne Ekman
Paola Giannetti
Marina Giordana
Carlo Molfese
Giuliano Persico
Emanuele Salce

Jean-Claude Brialy ... Nonno Mattia DellaRocca (as Jean Claude Brialy)

Claude Rich ... Count Treuberg
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Pasquale Esposito
Fabio Ferrari ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Ettore Scola 
Writing credits
Furio Scarpelli (story)

Ettore Scola (screenplay) &
Furio Scarpelli (screenplay) and
Silvia Scola (screenplay) &
Giacomo Scarpelli (screenplay)

Produced by
Franco Committeri .... producer: for la Mass Film Srl
Original Music by
Armando Trovajoli 
Cinematography by
Franco Di Giacomo 
Film Editing by
Raimondo Crociani 
Casting by
Jenny Tamburi 
Production Design by
Luciano Ricceri 
Set Decoration by
Ezio Di Monte 
Costume Design by
Odette Nicoletti 
Makeup Department
Alessandro Bertolazzi .... makeup department head
Giorgio Capogrosso .... hair stylist
Placida Crapanzano .... hair stylist
Franco Freda .... key makeup artist (as Francesco Freda)
Mirella Ginnoto .... key hair stylist
Ermanno Spera .... makeup artist
Production Management
Andrea Passalacqua .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ludovica Barbieri .... third assistant director
Francesca Polic Greco .... second assistant director
Fabrizio Sergenti Castellani .... assistant director
Dino Giarrusso .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Antonio Borea .... assistant property master
Rodolfo Calascibetta .... construction manager
Luigi D'Atrio .... assistant property master
Cinzia Lo Fazio .... collaborating art director
Domenico Reordino .... painter
Gianpaolo Rifino .... assistant art director
Claudio Villa .... property master
Daniela Voccia .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Paolo Battisti .... dubbing editor
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound mixer
Fabio Cassandra .... adr editor
Stefano Di Fiore .... sound effects editor
Stefano Di Fiore .... sound post-production
Andrea Petrucci .... sound
Luigi Tota .... adr editor
Corrado Volpicelli .... sound
Special Effects by
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects
Franco Galiano .... special effects coordinator
Massimo Nespoli .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Massimo Cipollina .... visual effects
Corrado Rizzo .... digital effects supervisor
Gian Luca Rizzo .... digital artist
Giuseppe Squillaci .... digital artist: Proxima
Fabrizio Storaro .... visual effects supervisor
Giuseppe Tagliavini .... title
Paolo Zeccara .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Barbona .... grip
Simone Barbona .... grip
Mauro Belli .... electrician
Roberto Biciocchi .... still photographer
Alberto Emidi .... key grip
Claudio Gallicchio .... electrician
Valerio Garzia .... gaffer
Marta Spedaletti .... still photographer
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Giorgio Toso .... assistant camera
Simone Zampagni .... assistant camera
Peter Zuffa .... additional assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sergio Ballo .... assistant costumer
Emanuela Curatolo .... seamstress
M. Erminia Melato .... assistant costumer
Giacoma Mellini .... seamstress (as Giacoma Antonia Mellini)
Franca Rotondo .... seamstress
Susanna Soro .... assistant costumer
Editorial Department
Barbara Broglio .... assistant editor
Stefano Giovannini .... color timer
Maria Antonietta Tota .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Claudio Messina .... music producer
Luciano Pellegrino .... musician: violin
Antonio Sechi .... music collaborator (as Antonio Secchi)
Armando Trovajoli .... musician: pianoforte
Other crew
Massimo Aversano .... chief accountant
Maurizio Baratella .... production secretary
Stefano Carbutti .... production secretary
Gianfranco Morra .... production administrator
Iole Natoli .... script supervisor
Paolo Poiret .... voice dubbing: Gérard Depardieu
Antonio Spoletini .... extras coordinator
Samuela Zampagni .... assistant script supervisor (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Concorrenza sleale" - Italy (original title)
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110 min | Spain:113 min
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Michele Riondino auditioned for the role of Paolo.See more »
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.
Professor Angelo:It's dead.
Umberto Melchiori:Who?
Professor Angelo:The irony.
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Warm, human, touching description about human behaviour in totalitarism. Recommended., 23 April 2003
Author: Matti Matilainen from Finland

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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