This is probably one of Massimo's finest films to date. He plays Michaelangelo, an unemployed stage actor. Domenico Balsamo excellently played his son, Francesco. After witnessing a mafia killing, Francesco runs off to France. When Michaelangelo realizes his son's whereabouts from his ex-wife, he travels to Paris to locate his son. Unfortunately, it's not a happy reunion between father and son. But after they discover an old run-down theater owned by an eccentric faded actress, Marie, played by Andrea Asti, they convince her to let them use the theater to put on a show with some of the local young adults in the area. Unfortunately, the police commissioner decides to disrupt their rehearsals, to crack down on illegal immigrants and anti-political activities. Massimo sings and acts with great spirit here. Here's another fine example of a great Italian actor not too well known in the U.S.
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