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Un borghese piccolo piccolo (1977)

A meek middle-aged man takes justice in his own hands.

Director:

Mario Monicelli

Writers:

Vincenzo Cerami (novel), Sergio Amidei (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Ornella Muti, Alberto Sordi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Sordi ... Giovanni Vivaldi
Shelley Winters ... Amalia Vivaldi
Vincenzo Crocitti Vincenzo Crocitti ... Mario Vivaldi
Renzo Carboni Renzo Carboni ... Robber
Romolo Valli ... Dr. Spazioni
Enrico Beruschi Enrico Beruschi ... Toti
Francesco D'Adda Francesco D'Adda ... (as Francesco D'Adda Salvaterra)
Marcello Di Martire Marcello Di Martire
Edoardo Florio Edoardo Florio
Ettore Garofolo Ettore Garofolo ... Young Man on Street
Mario Maffei Mario Maffei
Renato Malavasi Renato Malavasi ... Direttore del cimitero
Antonio Meschini Antonio Meschini
Aldo Miranda Aldo Miranda
Paolo Paoloni ... Impiegato allampanato
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Storyline

Giovanni Vivaldi is an average middle-aged man with a secure job as a government accountant. He wishes nothing more than to set up his only son Mario, his biggest pride in the world, with the same secure government job before he eventually retires. For this, Giovanni will stop at nothing...

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Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 March 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Little Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Auro Cinematografica See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technospes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie you will never forget
30 March 2008 | by ExcentrifugalForzSee all my reviews

I saw this movie must be 30 years ago now, and I will never forget it. It is started out like comedy (that is exactly what you expect when Alberto Sordi is in main role), but it turned into a real life horror very quickly. Many things you will see in this movie are real - taken from the life in Rome (at least I think that was Rome) at that time. The reality of the settings and physiological terror the main characters are experiencing make a lasting impact here. I am waiting for this movie to come out on DVD, but it is not happening for now. If you have an opportunity to see it, do not miss it. You will never forget it.


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