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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 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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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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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Grotesque look on a big family in a big city
19 January 2008 | by greenylennonSee all my reviews

Nino Manfredi, only professional actor here, shines in this Ettore Scola movie as Giacinto Mazzarella, a former convict with a long series of crimes and a huge, quirky family. He's violent, vulgar, amoral; he lives surrounded by dirt, squalor and poverty. Yet, he's funny. This movie is too funny! Scola directs a group of actors headed by Manfredi, who shows off an irresistible accent, and by Maria Luisa Santella as Iside, Giacinto's mistress, a fat, sweet but silly woman with an "ancient name". But it isn't a carefree comedy: behind the quips and the jokes there's a grotesque depiction of a miserable reality not very far from San Pietro, the most important Catholic building in the world. Not a perfect film, but a very good one.


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