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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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7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Connections

Followed by Amici miei - Come tutto ebbe inizio (2011) See more »

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A Hidden Treasure
3 January 2009 | by warrelSee all my reviews

Oh God,I am so lucky.I live in a small town in Greece and I have never heard of this film before.And it must be almost impossible to find it in DVD.

I accidentally read about this film on the TV program.It was the movie of the day and it is rated with the highest grade.So,I decided to stay awake(because the film started around midnight-like many other great films in Greek TV!)and watch that really great film.It was one of the best decisions I have made recently.

The film is about a company of middle-aged men.But they aren't typical 50-year-old men.These men don't care about right behavior,about what others say,about what the rules of society say.They decide to enjoy their lives,so they start making jokes to people and have real fun.They are like children that don't want to get older.

First of all,it's one of the best comedies I have ever seen.The scene with Toniatsi and the others slapping the passengers of the train,who have their heads out of the window is one of the funniest scenes ever made.But the greatest part of the movie is,in my opinion,when they pretend the gangsters to make fun of an old man.

But,apart from the funny scenes,this films has some things to teach us.It shows,first of all,what real friendship is.Secondly,it teaches us to enjoy our lives.These men have also problems in their lives,like other people.But they decided not to worry so much about them,and as result,they really LIVE THEIR LIVES.And I was really jealous of them,because that's the most important thing,but we often forget that.

To sum up,this film is hilarious,moving,sentimental,with really lovable characters and it has some important things to teach.What else do you want from a film?


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amici miei 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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