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Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976)

The frustrating adventures of a humble employee who all the time has to fullfill the wishes and desires of his bosses.


Luciano Salce


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




Complete credited cast:
Paolo Villaggio ... Rag. Ugo Fantozzi
Anna Mazzamauro Anna Mazzamauro ... Signorina Silvani
Gigi Reder Gigi Reder ... Rag. Filini
Ugo Bologna ... Ispettor degli Ispettori, Corrado Maria Lobbiam
Mauro Vestri Mauro Vestri ... Prof. Guidobaldo Maria Riccardelli
Plinio Fernando Plinio Fernando ... Mariangela Fantozzi
Antonino Faà di Bruno Antonino Faà di Bruno ... Mega Direttore Clamoroso, Duca Conte P.C.Semenzara
Nietta Zocchi Nietta Zocchi ... Contessa Serbelloni Mazzanti Viendalmare
Paolo Paoloni ... Mega Direttore Galattico Duca Conte G.M.Balabam
Giuseppe Anatrelli Giuseppe Anatrelli ... Geom. Calboni
Liù Bosisio Liù Bosisio ... Pina Fantozzi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amerigo Alberani Amerigo Alberani
Mario Bartolomei Mario Bartolomei
Eolo Capritti Eolo Capritti
Arnaldo Colombaioni Arnaldo Colombaioni ... Clown


The frustrating adventures of a humble employee who all the time has to fullfill the wishes and desires of his bosses.

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Italian censorship visa # 68316 delivered on 9-4-1976. See more »


References The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) See more »


"Fantozzi... Parafulmine
Written by Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi and Vince Tempera
Performed by Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi and Vince Tempera
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One of the best Italian modern comedy
21 May 2003 | by karl-99See all my reviews

This is truly one of the best Italian favorite comedies.

It is too bad these movies have never been released in the States.

Fantozzi movies are pure satire about the work life in a northern Italian corporation in the late 70's. A characteristic of the movie is that Paolo Villaggio/Fantozzi also narrates the events with a unique dramatic tone of voice....must hear to appreciate it!

Ugo Fantozzi is a frustrated accountant of a big old fashioned corporation structured like a royal, divine hierarchy where Fantozzi is at the bottom of it.

Fantozzi at work (and at home)is dis-respected, teased and mocked by his co-workers but he humbly takes all the crap with resignation. He is also doomed by an unbelievable bad luck which is displayed by a stormy cloud over his head. To add to the misfortune, his family life isn't better either. His wife is ugly and his daughter (played by a young man) is even uglier. Fantozzi tries to escape this reality by dreaming romantics randevouz with one of the females co-workers Sig.na Silvani....which of course could care less about him.

All the characters in the movies are really crazy and unique. The "Divine Mega-President" of the corporation is the craziest one of all... he has an aquarium made of "chosen employees" up in his ultra modern office penth-house.

The movies don't have a plot but a series of short comical scenes that show Fantozzi frustrations in the beginning but as the movie goes on, will peak with Fantozzi rebellion to the "corporation's rules" and finally end with Fantozzi defeat and surrender to the corporation's "Creator".

These comedy is very intelligently written and is very original.

A truly enjoyable movie.

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Release Date:

15 April 1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Второй трагический Фантоцци See more »

Filming Locations:

Roma, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Rizzoli Film See more »
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1.85 : 1
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