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Traffic Jam (1979)

L'ingorgo (original title)
A tremendous congestion hit the Roma highway ring. The biggest traffic jam ever seen endures for more than 36 hours. People blocked in their cars react at the beginning normally. But the ... See full summary »

Director:

Luigi Comencini

Writers:

Luigi Comencini (screenplay), Ruggero Maccari (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Sordi ... Dr. De Benedetti, lawyer
Annie Girardot ... Irène
Fernando Rey ... Carlo
Patrick Dewaere ... Mara's lover
Ángela Molina ... Martina
Harry Baer ... Mario
Marcello Mastroianni ... Marco Montefoschi
Stefania Sandrelli ... Teresa
Ugo Tognazzi ... Professor
Miou-Miou ... Angela
Gérard Depardieu ... Franco
Orazio Orlando ... Ferreri
Giovannella Grifeo Giovannella Grifeo ... Germana Gargiulo
Lino Murolo Lino Murolo ... Germana's father
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Ambulance sick man
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Storyline

A tremendous congestion hit the Roma highway ring. The biggest traffic jam ever seen endures for more than 36 hours. People blocked in their cars react at the beginning normally. But the more the time advance the more we are witness of personal dramas, hysteric reactions and more. All the episodes are linked like one only plot. Cars and their hosts are a microcosm of stories part of a major universe: the congestion. Written by 1felco

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Drama

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany | Spain

Language:

Italian | French | Spanish | German

Release Date:

4 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Traffic Jam See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Ángela Molina recited her lines in Italian, but she was re-dubbed. See more »

Alternate Versions

On March 2016 it was released on DVD in Spain with a 108 minutes running time. In this version on 12 different moments of the film the Spanish dubbing is missing. See more »

Connections

Version of Weekend (1967) See more »

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Woman of Night
Performed by Angelina Monti
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31 July 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

"Traffic Jam" is a grandiose black comedy which is a little bit of Fellini's "Roma", Godard's "Weekend, and Bunuel's "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie." Along a Roman highway there is a monumental traffic jam that lasts 36 hours. We get to witness the dramas, personal and public, of a group of people in this pile-up of vehicles, an image no doubt to be taken as a microcosm of an aggressively cut-throat world. It is a movie that is in turn tongue-in-cheek, riotous, clever, and just plain funny. Extended cameo roles are provided by Alberto Sordi, Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot, and Angela Molina. It is a good example of "commedia all'italiana", a genre that combined rib-tickling humor with savage satire.


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