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Fantozzi (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy | 21 May 1976 (West Germany)
A good-natured but unlucky Italian is constantly going on a difficult situations, but never lose his mood.

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Luciano Salce

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Leonardo Benvenuti (screenplay) (as Leo Benvenuti), Piero De Bernardi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paolo Villaggio ... Rag. Ugo Fantozzi
Anna Mazzamauro Anna Mazzamauro ... Signorina Silvani
Gigi Reder Gigi Reder ... Rag. Filini
Giuseppe Anatrelli Giuseppe Anatrelli ... Geom. Calboni
Umberto D'Orsi Umberto D'Orsi ... Gran Maestro, Conte Diego Catellani
Liù Bosisio Liù Bosisio ... Pina Fantozzi
Dino Emanuelli ... Collega di Fantozzi (as Bernardino Emanuelli)
Plinio Fernando Plinio Fernando ... Mariangela Fantozzi
Paolo Paoloni ... Mega Direttore Galattico Duca Conte G.M.Balabam
Elena Tricoli Elena Tricoli ... Teresa Catellani
Pietro Zardini Pietro Zardini ... Rag. Fonelli
Artemio Antonini Artemio Antonini ... Trucido che picchia Fantozzi
Amerigo Alberani Amerigo Alberani
Mirko Baiocchi Mirko Baiocchi ... Maestro Canello
Luciano Bonanni Luciano Bonanni ... Cliente al ristorante giapponese
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Storyline

Based on Paolo Villaggio's books "Fantozzi" and "Il secondo, tragico Fantozzi", which are popular in Italy, this film tells the story of an unfortunate accountant's life over the course of one year, shown in a variety of sketches, segments and provocative sequences making Fantozzi a very unlucky person indeed. Written by Stefano "SWEEVO" Pavone

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Japanese | French | German

Release Date:

21 May 1976 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das größte Rindvieh weit und breit See more »

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Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Fantozzi is so popular in Italy that the widely used adjective "fantozziano" means "someone or something as unlucky as Fantozzi." See more »

Quotes

Ugo Fantozzi: I didn't mean to kill your dog! I'll kill myself in the fish pond!
[jumps in]
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Ugo Fantozzi: Behold, all of you. I have given you fish
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Alternate Versions

The Italian DVD features a long sequence settled in a beauty farm, which was originally cut out of the theatrical version. See more »

Connections

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In Archivio
Written by Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi and Vince Tempera
Performed by Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi and Vince Tempera
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Not to be lost
22 May 2006 | by stf-nrSee all my reviews

The Fantozzi saga in Italy is something you can not do without. A lot of quotes are common use in everyday life of people. Paolo Villaggio, who is the author of the original books of Fantozzi, is also the perfect cast for the part, but also all the other characters are outstanding representations of the real life working environment (I personally enjoy very much "Geometra Calboni" interpreted by Giuseppe Anatrelli).

I happened to think, and more then once, that these movies are not to be lost, they are a portrait of Italian life in the 70s and they are an example on how you can laugh (and laugh loud!) with a very low level (especially in the first and second episodes) of vulgarity. I'll take for me VHS or DVD collection to show them to my children's, with the hope that their generation will enjoy them as much as mine.


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