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

Sergio Castellitto ... Leone DellaRocca

Gérard Depardieu ... Professor Angelo

Antonella Attili ... Giuditta DellaRocca
Claudio Bigagli
Sandra Collodel
Augusto Fornari

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

Eliana Miglio
Rolando Ravello ... Ignazietto Paspinelli
Gioia Spaziani ... Susanna DellaRocca
Anita Zagaria ... Margherita Melchiori
Simone Ascani ... Lele DellaRocca
Walter Dragonetti ... Pietruccio Melchiori / narrator
Federica Bonavolontà

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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Did You Know?

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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Movie Connections:
References Before the Postman (1942)See more »
Sonata opera 27 N. 2 Do minore 'Al chiaro di luna'See more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
good but not Scola at his best, 15 March 2001
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I went to see this because I absolutely loved Una giornata particolare (starring among others Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, Ettore Scola's other movie about the enforcement of racial laws in Italy in 1938. Concorrenza SLeale is not as good, showing some great points but somehow lacking "a glue" that keeps it all together; maybe the movie should have concentrated a little bit less on the daily life of the two families, although this is probably the only way to tell such a story. all the actors are great, the kids, the elderly, Castellitto and Abatantuono and (of course) Depardieu, with a special mention for Sabrina Impacciatore (the shop assistant) and Emanuele Salce as the weird guy hired by Abatantuono. still on the good points, the historical reconstruction is great: a street with *real* homes was built in cinecitta', and all the props are from the right period, from ad posters to a technical drawing-table; unfortunately this does not apply to the dialogues, which are a little bit too informal, even inside a family, for 1938 Italy.

All in all, one to see, but first enjoy "Una giornata particolare", you won't regret it.

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