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Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)

Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (original title)
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Four generations of a family live in a shantytown in the outskirts of Rome. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery.

Director:

Ettore Scola

Writers:

Ruggero Maccari (story), Ettore Scola (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesco Anniballi Francesco Anniballi ... Domizio
Maria Bosco Maria Bosco ... Gaetana
Giselda Castrini Giselda Castrini ... Lisetta
Alfredo D'Ippolito Alfredo D'Ippolito ... Plinio
Giancarlo Fanelli Giancarlo Fanelli ... Paride
Marina Fasoli Marina Fasoli ... Maria Libera
Ettore Garofolo ... Camillo
Nino Manfredi ... Giacinto Mazzatella
Marco Marsili Marco Marsili ... Marce
Franco Merli ... Fernando
Linda Moretti Linda Moretti ... Matilde
Luciano Pagliuca Luciano Pagliuca ... Romolo
Giuseppe Paravati Giuseppe Paravati ... Tato
Silvana Priori Silvana Priori ... Paride's Wife
Giovanni Rovini Giovanni Rovini ... Grandma Antonecchia
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Four generations of a family live crowded together in a cardboard shantytown shack in the squalor of inner-city Rome. They plan to murder each other with poisoned dinners, arson, etc. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery. Written by Rick Fleming <rmf8a@virginia.edu>

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...A Love Story

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 September 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Down and Dirty See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,898, 23 October 2016

Gross USA:

$7,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,144
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Powerful and Modern
7 August 2006 | by MwwMSee all my reviews

I saw parts of the movie when i was a child, today i had the pleasure of having a second chance to see it. I grabbed the opportunity... I'm a person o likes cinema in general, maybe more independent, but keeping the attention on the products of the enterprise... The film is a pungent, powerful blow to the modern society... When it premiered it was also in this condition... But nowadays the film balances between the tragic and the comic gender, with a sensitive eye... Very funny... Extremely dramatic... The ironic look, that scola gives to the foundings of European civilization, the ability to survive, how in extreme conditions (poverty, famine, lack of hygienic conditions) the humans have the capability of preserving values has purity, humor, fantasy… And without being afraid in addressing the darkest side of man, the violent being, the amorality, putting aside the fear of shocking th audience… Etore manages a brilliant timing in managing the drama and the comedy… More would take place in this reflection but I don't want to risk sounding (even more…) pretentious…. One of my favorite movies... Até já... ps: I apologize for the quality of my written English...


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