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The Man with the Balloons (1968)

L'uomo dei cinque palloni (original title)
Mario is a Milan industrialist who is constantly testing balloons to see how much air one can take before busting.

Director:

Marco Ferreri
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Mario Fuggetta
Catherine Spaak ... Giovanna
Ugo Tognazzi ... Man With Car
William Berger ... Benny, a neighbor
Sonja Romanoff Sonja Romanoff
Antonio Altoviti Antonio Altoviti
Charlotte Folcher Charlotte Folcher
Gian Luigi Polidoro Gian Luigi Polidoro ... (as Igi Polidoro)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ennio Balbo
Penny Brown
Marco Ferreri ... Uomo in alimentare
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Storyline

Mario is a Milan industrialist who is constantly testing balloons to see how much air one can take before busting.

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A balloon is like virtue - any moment it can go BANG!

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 July 1969 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man with the Balloons See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

1968 expanded version of "L'uomo dei cinque palloni" segment from the omnibus film "Oggi, domani, dopodomani" (1965). See more »

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It's not a comedy, it's a pure drama.
23 June 2018 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

It's also one of the most boring films made by Marco Ferreri. The whole movie Mastroianni does nothing but to inflate balloons until they break and, in the end, he kills himself, jumping out of the window. But the way it's done and acted makes even this boring film great too, like all that Ferreri did. Even the big dog is good in his role. The only problem, my problem, is that Ugo Tognazzi appears only for a minute, at the end of the movie. I've waited the whole film to see the super talented Tognazzi, and I was disappointed, his role is tiny tiny.


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