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Viva Italia! (1977)

I nuovi mostri (original title)
Several episodes depicting Italian's life in short humoristic stories.

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (story) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (story) (as Scarpelli) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vittorio Gassman ... Il cardinale (segment "Tantum ergo") / Il cameriere (segment "Hostaria") / Il marito (segment "Sequestro di persona cara") / Il commissario (segment "Il sospetto") / Il padre di famiglia (segment "Cittadino esemplare")
Ornella Muti ... Autostoppista (segment "Autostop") / Hostess (segment "Senza parole")
Alberto Sordi ... Il principe (segment "First Aid") / Il figlio (segment "Come una regina") / L'attore (segment "Elogio funebre")
Ugo Tognazzi ... Il marito (segment "L'uccellino della Val Padana") / Il cuoco (segment "Hostaria") / Il figlio (segment "Mammina mammona")
Gianfranco Barra ... Il mafioso (segment "Con i saluti degli amici")
Orietta Berti Orietta Berti ... La cantante (segment "L'uccellino della Val Padana)
Luigi Diberti ... Il prete contestatore (segment "Tantum ergo")
Eros Pagni Eros Pagni ... L'automobilista (segment "Autostop") / Il padre (segment "Pornodiva")
Yorgo Voyagis ... Il terrorista (segment "Senza parole")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfredo Adami Alfredo Adami ... Un automobilista (segment "Elogio funebre")
Francesco Anniballi Francesco Anniballi ... Il parrocchiano che prende la sberla (segment "Tantum ergo")
Paolo Baroni Paolo Baroni ... Il pretino (segment "Tantum ergo")
Luciano Bonanni Luciano Bonanni ... Il moribondo (segment "First Aid")
Pina Borione Pina Borione ... Una degente (segment "Come una regina")
Patrizia De Clara Patrizia De Clara ... Una suore (segment "Come una regina")
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Several episodes depicting Italian's life in short humoristic stories.

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Taglines:

A taste of life Italian style

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 December 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Monsters See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dean Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technospes)
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Followed by The New Monsters Today (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

La nostalgia
Written by Cristiano and Mancino
Performed by Orietta Berti
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Tognazzi was great
7 June 2008 | by richteralSee all my reviews

I saw "Viva Italia" not long after its release, and still remember it. It felt, then, as a revival of the wonderful short-story format used by the French and the Italians to provide concentrated value at smaller expense than a full feature, thus raising the chances of the film being made. They were wonderful showcases, too, for the immense talent resident in those countries. Ugo Tognazzi's brilliant performance as impulsive chef of a small restaurant will stick in my memory forever; the whole movie is well worth watching if it were only for this particular episode. Pity it was not a revival, but a farewell to a fantastic era of wit, skill, hearty performance, and sophisticated direction.


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