In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement.
On his last working day, postman Giorgi leads newbie letter-carrier Lamara to familiar houses. While visiting ordinary people, they experience very unusual professional and personal situations and try hard to find the best ways out.
It may well be Vittorio De Sica's best sixties (overlooked) movie.A very somber comedy,with Alberto Sordi on the top of his form.This movie has a contemporary feel:what could one person do to stay (or to become ) rich? A broke businessman is approached with a smile by a middle-aged lady (wife of a wealthy man) .He believes she wants to make him her lover .Little did he know she would ask for one of the most precious parts of his body (no,it is not what you are thinking of,but I won't write a spoiler and reveal what it is).Like Comencini's "Lo Scopone Scientifico" ,"Il Boom" deals with man's exploitation of his fellow man. De Sica ,Comencini and Dino Risi are much more accessible directors than Fellini or Antonioni but their words don't cut;they bite.
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