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Il pap'occhio (1980)

Renzo Arbore has a vision of Don Gabriel, who came to bring an Annunciation by the Vatican: the Pope has decided to hire him for the nascent Vatican state television.

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Renzo Arbore
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Abatantuono Diego Abatantuono ... Padre Gabriele
Silvia Annichiarico Silvia Annichiarico ... Secretary of the director
Renzo Arbore Renzo Arbore ... Director
Roberto Benigni ... Benigni
Luciano De Crescenzo Luciano De Crescenzo ... God
Neil Hansen Neil Hansen ... Sorella Bandiera
Tito LeDuc Tito LeDuc ... Sorella Bandiera
Mauro Bronchi Mauro Bronchi ... Sorella Bandiera
Andy Luotto Andy Luotto ... Andy
Mario Marenco Mario Marenco ... Marenco
Otto Otto ... Otto
Barnelli Barnelli ... Barnelli
Michael Pergolani ... (as Michel Pergolani)
Isabella Rossellini ... Isabella
Alessandro Vagoni Alessandro Vagoni
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Renzo Arbore has a vision of Don Gabriel, who came to bring an Annunciation by the Vatican: the Pope has decided to hire him for the nascent Vatican state television.

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Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 September 1980 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Pope's Eye See more »

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Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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ITL780,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color
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Shortly after the film's release, it was sequestered for supposed blasphemy. After a legal fight, it was re-released with some cuts, but was extremely hard to find (no video release, no TV showings). In 1998 it was finally re-released in theaters and later on video in its uncut version See more »

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References Spellbound (1945) See more »

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Piece of history :)
30 April 2006 | by Close_The_DoorSee all my reviews

I was surprised to discover that "Il Pap'Occhio" was censored at the time, most of all knowing Renzo Arbore, who is a celebrated show-man, as famous as Roberto Benigni in Italy. Well, watching the film today, its censorship is totally incomprehensible for me. Which gives me a clue, on the contrary, to appreciate the change of Italian mentality in few years! For those who are more acquainted with anglo-saxon cinema, I would define "Il Pap'Occhio" a film in Monty Phyton's style. The taste of nonsense, social satire, puns and "cultural blinks" to the viewer. Very, very funny to see celebrities such as Isabella Rossellini and other serious intellectuals lending themselves to this game.


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