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Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (1985)

Unlike in the previous 3 adaptations of the book,here Mattia narrates in flashback,back at his library job in his village,how he changed his name when mistakenly thought dead and tried to start a new life in Rome.

Director:

Mario Monicelli

Writers:

Suso Cecchi D'Amico (screenplay), Ennio De Concini (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Mattia Pascal
Senta Berger ... Clara
Flavio Bucci ... Terenzio Papiano
Laura Morante ... Adriana Paleari
Laura del Sol ... Romilda Pescatore
Caroline Berg Caroline Berg ... Véronique
Andréa Ferréol ... Silvia Caporale
Bernard Blier ... Anselmo Paleari
Alessandro Haber Alessandro Haber ... Mino Pomino
Néstor Garay Néstor Garay ... Giambattista Malagna
Rosalia Maggio Rosalia Maggio ... Vedova Pescatore
Clelia Rondinella ... Oliva Salvoni
Carlo Bagno Carlo Bagno ... Pellegrinotto, dattilografo
Flori Cantori Flori Cantori ... Madre di Mattia
Helen Stirling Helen Stirling ... Zia Scolastica
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Storyline

Unlike in the previous 3 adaptations of the book,here Mattia narrates in flashback,back at his library job in his village,how he changed his name when mistakenly thought dead and tried to start a new life in Rome.

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Love, Passion, Adventure...and, a man's search for his identity.

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany | Spain | UK

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 August 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

As Duas Vidas de Mattia Pascal See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, Italy

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special edition) | (2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Version of Novela: El difunto Matías Pascal (1965) See more »

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The Giddy Profiteer
12 July 2007 | by Cristi_CiopronSee all my reviews

Mattia Pascal is a petty profiteer,viscous,flabby,giddy,a landlord shamelessly cheated by his administrator (the swindler Malagna,played with some brio by Néstor Garay ...).

The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal is a movie of eerie atmosphere and of some great bits that mean much in the imaginary's archive.It begins after Mattia leaves his family (his wife and his mother-in-law).The events in Mattia's life suddenly take a soaring run;the casino's villains turn up.Mattia meets Véronique (Caroline Berg).The music is,throughout the film ,alert and powerful,suggesting rather a "giallo" than a satire.There is no transition between Mattia's provincial life and his Monte-Carlo break.The detachment,sarcasm,cool are those of the director Mario Monicelli. Not a very good movie,"Mattia Pascal" is nonetheless suspenseful, amusing, straightforward,grim also, mocking and cynical,in a standard TV way.It is a movie made to amuse.Anyway,Mario Monicelli made much better,and more inventive movies.

The feminine cast is in itself interesting:Laura Del Sol as "Romilda" (Mattia's wife);Clelia Rondinella as the rustic beauty "Oliva".

The score is Nicola Piovani's.


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