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Il marchese del Grillo (1981)

The marquess of Grillo is a good-natured, clever and women-loving man who is always inventing stories and cracking all types of jokes. The film tells the story of his life.

Director:

Mario Monicelli

Writers:

Bernardino Zapponi (story), Leonardo Benvenuti (story) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alberto Sordi ... Onofrio Del Grillo / Gasperino
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Berg Caroline Berg ... Olimpia
Andrea Bevilacqua Andrea Bevilacqua ... Polpeo
Tommaso Bianco Tommaso Bianco ... Amministratore
Riccardo Billi Riccardo Billi ... Aronne Piperno
Flavio Bucci ... Fra' Bastiano
Angela Campanella Angela Campanella ... Faustina
Marina Confalone Marina Confalone ... Camilla
Elena Daskowa Valenzano Elena Daskowa Valenzano ... Marchesa del Grillo
Isabella De Bernardi Isabella De Bernardi ... Figlia di Gasperino
Ivan De Paola Ivan De Paola
Nicola Di Marzio Nicola Di Marzio ... The boy on the cart
Gianni Di Pinto Gianni Di Pinto ... Maruccio
Elena Fiore ... Anita
Ettore Geri Ettore Geri ... High priest who presides over the execution
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Storyline

The marquess of Grillo is a good-natured, clever and women-loving man who is always inventing stories and cracking all types of jokes. The film tells the story of his life. Written by Volker Boehm

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Comedy | History

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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 December 1981 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

El marqués del Grillo See more »

Filming Locations:

Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Alberto Sordi is simply the best!
28 September 2000 | by focondSee all my reviews

Il "Marchese del Grillo" is an incredibly enjoying movie,Alberto Sordi is absolutely a "maestro" of acting.He portrays his character in a really smashing way.You can realize better and agree with what I'm saying,if you can understand the Roman dialect,as I do.Alberto is great not only because he depicts this really existed character in a very convincing way ,but he also adds fun to the movie through the creation of Gasperino,the drunken coal seller. I think that all those American actors of Italian origins should understand and recognize that he's really their own "maestro" too. In a few words Alberto represents for the world of the cinema what Dante Alighieri still represents for the world literature Apart from our big Alberto,I must also praise the performance of the rest of the cast and the wise direction of Mario Monicelli.According to me he's the only director in the world who has always succeeded in depicting in a very faithful and convincing manner different historical periods of my country, that's Italy.


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