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Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 February 1963 (Italy)
4 short films by a quartet of directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. ... See full summary »
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Complete credited cast:
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Anna Maria (segment "Illibatezza")
Bruce Balaban Bruce Balaban ... Joe (segment "Illibatezza")
Maria Pia Schiaffino Maria Pia Schiaffino ... Air hostess (segment "Illibatezza")
Jean-Marc Bory ... Husband (segment "Il nuovo mondo") (as Jean Marc Bory)
Alexandra Stewart ... Alexandra (segment "Il nuovo mondo")
Orson Welles ... The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta")
Mario Cipriani Mario Cipriani ... Stracci / Good Thief (segment "La ricotta")
Laura Betti ... The 'Diva' (segment "La ricotta")
Edmonda Aldini Edmonda Aldini ... Another diva (segment "La ricotta")
Ettore Garofolo ... Angel (segment "La ricotta")
Ugo Tognazzi ... Togni (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Lisa Gastoni ... Togni's wife (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Ricky Tognazzi ... The son (segment "Il pollo ruspante") (as Riky Tognazzi)
Antonella Taito Antonella Taito ... The daughter (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
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4 short films by a quartet of directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' ('Il Nuovo Mondo') illustrates a post-apocalyptic world the same as the pre-apocalyptic one, but for an enigmatic change in attitude in most people, including the central character's girlfriend. Pasolini's 'Curd Cheese' ('La Ricotta'), a lavish film about the life of Jesus Christ is being made in a poor area. The people subject themselves to various indignities in the name of moviemaking (and to get some food). The central character's hoisted up on a cross for filming, and dies there. Finally, Gregoretti's 'Free Range Chicken' ('Il Pollo Ruspante') in which a materialist family inadvertently shows the cynical, metallic-voiced doctrine of a top sales theorist. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Gay beginnings of the end of the world.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Orson Welles, who portrays a director directing a Biblical epic in this film's 'La Ricotta' story, coincidentally had directed himself in his own scenes in an actual Biblical epic, David and Goliath (1960). Welles, who portrays a king in the Biblical epic David and Goliath (1960), also narrates another Biblical epic, King of Kings (1961). Welles even narrates a portion of the Biblical work The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis (1979) as well. See more »

Quotes

Alexandra: I ex-love you.
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Alternate Versions

The Portuguese subtitled version was shown with episodes in a different order: first Frango no Campo / "Pollo rumpante, Il"; then O Novo Mundo / "Nuovo mondo, Il"; and last "Pureza" / "Illibatezza". Pasolini's episode was totally cut by the scissors of official censorship in the theatrical release. See more »

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Soundtracks

Ricotta Twist
by Carlo Rustichelli
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User Reviews

On the Contrary
3 February 1999 | by JW-18See all my reviews

I think Godard's segment is the best of this quartet: it is a quiet but powerful science-fiction story of the kind "The Twilight Zone" would have aired if that show were half as cerebral as it pretended to be. It reminds me a bit of Chris Marker's "La Jetee." Pasolini's film, by contrast, is of little interest to those of us who aren't tortured ex-Catholics; Rosselini's is pointless and boring; and Gregoretti's is a belabored presentation of a single joke -- and not a particularly funny or insightful joke at that.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 February 1963 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Have a Brainwash See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.85 : 1
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