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Il medico e lo stregone (1957)

Francesco, a young doctor, is appointed doctor to the imaginary village of Pianetta in the province of Avellino, but is immediately in competition with Don Antonio, a so-called "healer".

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Mario Monicelli
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vittorio De Sica ... Antonio Locoratolo
Marcello Mastroianni ... Dr. Francesco Marchetti
Marisa Merlini Marisa Merlini ... Mafalda
Lorella De Luca ... Clamide
Gabriella Pallotta ... Pasqua
Alberto Sordi ... Corrado
Virgilio Riento Virgilio Riento ... Umberto
Carlo Taranto Carlo Taranto ... Scaraffone
Ilaria Occhini Ilaria Occhini ... Rosina
Riccardo Garrone ... Sergeant
Giorgio Cerioni Giorgio Cerioni ... Galeazzo Pesenti
Gino Buzzanca Gino Buzzanca ... Il sindaco di Pianetta
Franco Di Trocchio Franco Di Trocchio ... Little Vito
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Francesco, a young doctor, is appointed doctor to the imaginary village of Pianetta in the province of Avellino, but is immediately in competition with Don Antonio, a so-called "healer".

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 December 1957 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

O Médico e o Charlatão See more »

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Production Co:

Royal Film,Francinex See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quite Comedy
8 October 2014 | by f-luchetta-785-445724See all my reviews

Nice movie , simple and straightforward.

A comedy is not too difficult , but Monicelli has certainly done much better film. The story has no real evolution, but this is the classic nice epilogue. the film provides some information about the uses , customs and beliefs of the time. These features , however, are always caricatures , and shown in a grotesque fashion . This more than accentuate the criticism of the society of the time reduces greatly , making the film a quiet comedy. The film will appreciate the skill of the actors , ( Vittorio De Sica and Marcello Mastroianni ) . The rest of the cast , as well as history, are fairly anonymous. 6/10


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