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Il medico della mutua (1968)

The eventful ascent of a doctor in the corrupted Italian healthcare system.

Director:

Luigi Zampa

Writers:

Giuseppe D'Agata (novel), Giuseppe D'Agata (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Sordi ... Doctor Guido Tersilli
Bice Valori Bice Valori ... Amelia-Doctor Bui's Wife
Sara Franchetti Sara Franchetti ... Teresa-Guido's Girlfriend
Nanda Primavera Nanda Primavera ... Guido's Mother
Ida Galli ... Anna Maria-Guido's Wife (as Evelyn Stewart)
Claudio Gora ... The Primary
Franco Scandurra Franco Scandurra ... Doctor Bui-Doctor on his deathbed
Leopoldo Trieste ... Pietro
Sandro Merli Sandro Merli ... Doctor Drufo-Colleague in hospital
Pupella Maggio Pupella Maggio ... Ms.Parise-First patient
Tano Cimarosa ... Salvatore Laganà-Father of 9 children
Milly Vitale
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli ... Doorman at hospital
Elena Nicolai Elena Nicolai
Adriana Giuffrè Adriana Giuffrè ... Marianna
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The eventful ascent of a doctor in the corrupted Italian healthcare system.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 October 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Family Doctor See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euro Film,Explorer Film '58 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alberto Sordi reprised his role as Dr Guido Tersilli in the sequel "Il Prof. Dott. Guido Tersilli" (1969). See more »

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Comedy on the disasterous Italian national health/medical system !
26 August 2002 | by kristen SkullerudSee all my reviews

Story of an ambitious young medical school graduate who through not always ethical means makes a rapid career. Even though its not the best of Alberto Sordi's tragicomical films, this film tells the public about all the inefficiencies and absurdies of the national sanitary system, almost to become a documentary ,but retaining always that 'commedia all'Italiana' satire on Italian society ! The film was so pungent in its critism of the amorality of the Italian medical category, that the Italian Medical Association condemned the film , even though many doctors in private admitted to Alberto Sordi that his film basically depicted well the situation. Now the system of 'mutue' has been abolished in Italy, so the film is only relevant as social criticism for Italy of the early 1970's, but always interesting to watch, and additionally you can have a few laugh's.A 7 vote.


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