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The Overtaxed (1959)

I tartassati (original title)
Mr. Pezzella owns and operates a very well established luxury clothing store. He does not like and does not consider it right to pay taxes and therefore uses a tax consultant to be able to evade more taxes.

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Steno
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Totò ... Torquato Pezzella
Aldo Fabrizi ... Maresciallo Fabio Topponi
Cathia Caro ... Laura Topponi (as Katia Caro)
Luciano Marin Luciano Marin ... Tino Pezzella
Anna Campori Anna Campori ... Dora Pezzella
Nando Bruno Nando Bruno ... L'ubriaco
Miranda Campa Miranda Campa ... Fabio Topponi's wife
Fernand Sardou Fernand Sardou ... Ernesto
Anna Maria Bottini Anna Maria Bottini ... Mara (as A. Maria Bottini)
Ciccio Barbi Ciccio Barbi ... Il brigadiere Bardi
Piera Arico Piera Arico ... Commessa
Ignazio Leone ... Il guardiacaccia
Gianna Cobelli Gianna Cobelli
Lamberto Antinori Lamberto Antinori ... Cameriere
Louis de Funès ... Ettore
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Mr. Pezzella owns and operates a very well established luxury clothing store. He does not like and does not consider it right to pay taxes and therefore uses a tax consultant to be able to evade more taxes.

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

29 July 1959 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fripouillard et Cie See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is a French cut of the movie, which is overall shorter and features more scenes with Louis de Funès and fewer with Aldo Fabrizi. See more »

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Referenced in Anni '60 (1999) See more »

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satire of the "tax-fear"
24 January 2004 | by madrig80See all my reviews

One day the most terrible nightmare of Mr.Pezzella (Toto'), owner of a chic boutique, comes true: the incorruptible tax inspector Topponi (Aldo Fabrizi), pays him a visit...and their troubles begin. Following the advice of his tax consultant (Luis de Funes), Pezzella tries unsuccessfully to become a friend of Topponi and avoid the prohibitive penalty he should pay.

I tartassati ("Over-taxed" ) is an excellent, extremely funny satire of the all-Italian desire to avoid paying taxes. Not an artsy movie but certainly an underrated one.


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