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Dov'è la libertà...? (1954)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 1955 (Portugal)
A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocracy of his own relatives and decides to return ... See full summary »

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Roberto Rossellini
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Totò ... Salvatore Lojacono
Vera Molnar ... Agnese
Nyta Dover Nyta Dover ... La ragazza della maratona di ballo (as Nita Dover)
Franca Faldini ... Maria
Giacomo Rondinella Giacomo Rondinella ... Un carcerato cantore
Leopoldo Trieste ... Abramo Piperno
Fernando Milani Fernando Milani ... Otello Torquati
Vincenzo Talarico Vincenzo Talarico ... L'avvocato difensore
Eugenio Orlandi Eugenio Orlandi ... Romolo Torquati
Augusta Mancini Augusta Mancini ... La signora Teresa
Maria Bon Roseto Maria Bon Roseto
Giacomo Gabrielli Giacomo Gabrielli ... Torquato Torquati
Andrea Compagnoni Andrea Compagnoni ... Nandino Torquati
Thea Zubin Thea Zubin ... Thea, la cameriera
Ines Florentini Ines Florentini ... Amalia Torquatti
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A barber, murderer because of jealousy, spends twenty years in jail. He cannot, however adjust himself to a changed world and to the hypocracy of his own relatives and decides to return behind bars. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 July 1955 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Where Is Freedom? See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Mi Casa
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Life can be a dream in prison but a nightmare when you get out...
18 February 2003 | by SorsimusSee all my reviews

"Neorealist" comedy from Rossellini with the unimitable Toto as a barber who has a hard time adjusting back to society after serving 22 years in prison for a crime of passion.

What's great about this film is the strong theme behind the story. When you're locked away for a long time the real world becomes a dreamlike vision of a paradise. Paradoxically, the world can be the least tolerant place to those just released from prison.

Toto's comedy works wonderfully to create a man that experiences this disillusionment even up to the point where the very reasons he had for the crime of passion 22 years ago are questioned.

It's not a masterpiece: some sequences are included for no apparent reason and add nothing to the film, but a good idea, great casting (especially minor parts), good use of dramatic or realistic elements to make the comedy parts seem less "sweet" and, of course, the great Toto make watching this one worth your while.


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