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Four short films by four different directors dealing with the principles of modern life.


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Anna Maria (segment "Illibatezza")
Joe (segment "Illibatezza")
Maria Pia Schiaffino ...
Air hostess (segment "Illibatezza")
Husband (segment "Il nuovo mondo") (as Jean Marc Bory)
Alexandra (segment "Il nuovo mondo")
The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta")
Stracci / Good Thief (segment "La ricotta")
The 'Diva' (segment "La ricotta")
Edmonda Aldini ...
Another diva (segment "La ricotta")
Angel (segment "La ricotta")
Togni (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Togni's wife (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
The son (segment "Il pollo ruspante") (as Riky Tognazzi)
Antonella Taito ...
The daughter (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stripteaser (segment "La ricotta") (uncredited)
Productor's Wife (segment "La ricotta") (uncredited)
(segment "Il nuovo mondo") (uncredited)
Stracci's Daughter (segment "La ricotta") (uncredited)
Jean-André Fieschi ...
(segment "Il nuovo mondo") (uncredited)
The Journalist (segment "La ricotta") (uncredited)
André S. Labarthe ...
(segment "Il nuovo mondo") (uncredited) (voice)
Man in the tableau-vivant (segment "La ricotta") (uncredited)
Centurione (segment "La ricotta") (uncredited)
Visitor (segment "La ricotta") (uncredited)
The psichiatrist (segment "Illibatezza") (uncredited)
Carlo - Anna-Maria's boyfriend (segment "Illibatezza") (uncredited)

Directed by

Jean-Luc Godard ... (segment "Il nuovo mondo")
Ugo Gregoretti ... (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Pier Paolo Pasolini ... (segment "La ricotta")
Roberto Rossellini ... (segment "Illibatezza")

Written by

Roberto Rossellini ... (segment "Illibatezza") (writer)
Jean-Luc Godard ... (segment "Il nuovo mondo") (writer)
Pier Paolo Pasolini ... (segment "La ricotta") (writer)
Ugo Gregoretti ... (segment "Il pollo ruspante") (writer)

Produced by

Alfredo Bini ... producer
Alberto Barsanti ... producer (uncredited)
Angelo Rizzoli ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

Carlo Rustichelli

Cinematography by

Mario Bernardo ... (segment "Pollo ruspante, Il")
Tonino Delli Colli ... (segment "La ricotta")
Jean Rabier ... (segment "Nuovo mondo, Il")
Luciano Trasatti ... (segment "Illibatezza")

Film Editing by

Daniele Alabiso
Nino Baragli ... (segment "La ricotta")
Agnès Guillemot ... (segment "Il nuovo mondo")

Production Design by

Flavio Mogherini

Costume Design by

Danilo Donati

Makeup Department

Maria Teresa Corridoni ... hair stylist
Goffredo Rocchetti ... makeup artist (as Geffredo Rocchetti)
Gustavo Sisi ... hair stylist

Production Management

Manolo Bolognini ... unit manager
Eliseo Boschi ... production manager
Ruggero De Bonis ... production supervisor
Fernando Franchi ... production supervisor
Yves Laplanche ... production manager
Antonio Negri ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Charles L. Bitsch ... assistant director (as Charles Bitsch)
Sergio Citti ... assistant director
Carlo Di Carlo ... assistant director
Renzo Rossellini ... assistant director

Sound Department

Bruno Brunacci ... sound
Luigi Puri ... sound
Gilles Barberis ... audio restorer (uncredited)
Antonio Catalano ... sound restoration (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Sergio Martinelli ... camera operator
Giuseppe Ruzzolini ... camera operator

Music Department

Carlo Rustichelli ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

Lina D'Amico ... script editor
Marcella De Marchis ... script editor (as Marcella Rossellini)

Additional Crew

Franco Casati ... production secretary
Bruno Frascà ... production secretary
Flavio Mogherini ... film set
Enzo Ocone ... production secretary
Giorgio Bassani ... voice dubbing: Orson Welles (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Laviamoci il cervello (RoGoPaG) (Italy)
  • RoGoPaG (Italy)
  • Illibatezza (Italy)
  • Il pollo ruspante (Italy)
  • La ricotta (Italy)
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  • 122 min
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Trivia The section entitled "La Ricotta" is featured on the 2-Disc Criterion Collection DVD for Mamma Roma (1962). See more »
Goofs In the segment "La ricotta," Orson Welles is directing a "re-enactment" of the Crucifixion. It shows Jesus lying on top of a cross, tied down, while 4 men carry Christ and his cross up a hill. Obviously, the writer and director aren't familiar with the Stations of the Cross, where Christ carried his own cross. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Fellini in città ovvero Frammenti di una conversazione su Federico Fellini (1968). See more »
Soundtracks Ricotta Twist See more »
Quotes The Journalist (segment "La ricotta"): I hope I'm not disturbing. I'm a journalist. I'd like to get a little interview.
The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta"): No more than 4 questions.
The Journalist (segment "La ricotta"): Thank you. First, what do you mean to express with this new work?
The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta"): My intimate, profound archaic Catholicism.
The Journalist (segment "La ricotta"): Second, what do you think of Italian society?
The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta"): The most illiterate masses, and the most ignorant bourgeoisie in Europe.
The Journalist (segment "La ricotta"): And third, what do you think of death?
The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta"): As a Marxist, I never give it any thought.
The Journalist (segment "La ricotta"): Fourth and last question: What do you think of our great director Federico Fellini?
The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta"): He dances.
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