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Amici miei (1975)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 18 July 1976 (USA)
Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence. They have been friends since their youngest years and spend every ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Monicelli

Writers:

Pietro Germi (story), Piero De Bernardi (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ugo Tognazzi ... Lello Mascetti
Gastone Moschin ... Rambaldo Melandri
Philippe Noiret ... Giorgio Perozzi
Duilio Del Prete ... Necchi
Olga Karlatos Olga Karlatos ... Donatella Sassaroli
Silvia Dionisio ... Titti
Franca Tamantini ... Carmen
Angela Goodwin Angela Goodwin ... Nora Perozzi
Milena Vukotic ... Alice Mascetti
Bernard Blier ... Righi Niccolò
Adolfo Celi ... Professor Sassaroli
Marisa Traversi Marisa Traversi ... Bruna, l'amante di Perozzi
Maurizio Scattorin Maurizio Scattorin ... Luciano Perozzi
Edda Ferronao Edda Ferronao ... Nun
Mario Scarpetta Mario Scarpetta ... Paolini, the policeman
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Storyline

Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence. They have been friends since their youngest years and spend every free moment together organizing complex and terrible jokes to all the people they meet, or just wandering around Tuscany. One of these crazy trips ends up in the hospital run by military-like Professor Sassaroli. Melandri falls in love with his wife, and steals her from the husband, much to the delight of Sassaroli himself. The relationship won't last but the Professor becomes the fifth member of the team of friends, and jokes get even more complicated and powerful. Written by Alessio F. Bragadini <alessio@post.com>

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Wild with the women...Panic at the Party - Horse in the Hospital. That's "MY FRIENDS" in the laugh riot that has the critics in stitches... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Friends See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcata, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technospes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Perozzi says that Mascetti's car is an Oldsmobile while actually it's a 1960 Ford Thunderbird. See more »

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Referenced in I Am Self Sufficient (1976) See more »

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It's larger than life!
20 November 2006 | by mic-hellSee all my reviews

Look. If you're not Italian, or at least you don't speak Italian and you see a translated version, probably you won't get it. I don't know how the various pranks like the "supercazzola" have been translated and how they sound like. Here they sound like pure genius. I know a lot of people, scattered through the nation, that just WORSHIP this film, probably thanks to the fact that this movie is quite an underdog, neither a mainstream film, nor an artistically praised "commedia all'italiana". But who cares about artistical merits. The characters and the situations are so lively like is rarely seen. The film is an humble tale about life, women, friendship and death, with five men using their wits to avoid the tragedies of their lives. It's a lesson about taking life with a light heart, even if things are terribly grim. I think that the final laugh means it's all about that.

PS Excuse me for the bad English. I'm Italian and i'm supposed to do a lot of errors!


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