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Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (1985)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mattia Pascal
... Clara
... Terenzio Papiano
... Adriana Paleari
... Romilda Pescatore
Caroline Berg ... Véronique
... Silvia Caporale
... Anselmo Paleari
Alessandro Haber ... Mino Pomino
Néstor Garay ... Giambattista Malagna
Rosalia Maggio ... Vedova Pescatore
... Oliva Salvoni
Carlo Bagno ... Pellegrinotto, dattilografo
Flori Cantori ... Madre di Mattia
Helen Stirling ... Zia Scolastica
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Love, Passion, Adventure...and, a man's search for his identity.

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30 August 1985 (Italy)  »

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The Giddy Profiteer
12 July 2007 | by See 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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