6.9/10
130
1 user

Una vita in scatola (1967)

From being born until his death, a man spends most of his time "imprisoned" in boxes.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Big Bang (1990)
Short | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Planet Earth has become a gigantic landfill, as a gardener and her husband learn too late.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Cavallette (1990)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Men killing each other through the ages for various reasons.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Red Desert (1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In an industrial area, Giuliana, an unstable woman, attempts to cope with life by starting an affair with a co-worker at the plant her husband manages.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Stars: Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, Carlo Chionetti
Baeus (1987)
Short | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A small insect falls in love with a distraught housewife whose husband has just walked out on her. The bug is unable to gain her affection until he finds a book of magic spells. But his problems are not over yet.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto
West and Soda (1965)
Animation | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A greedy villain tries to coerce a woman into marrying him so he can take over her land, when a stranger rides into town intent on taking down the bad guys.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Stars: Nando Gazzolo, Vittoria Febbi, Carlo Romano
Rumble Fish (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane
Baby Story (1978)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A humorous description of how a human baby is conceived and develops in the womb, from fertilization to birth.

Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music! When he is informed that some American named "Prisney" (or something) has ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Stars: Maurizio Nichetti, Maurizio Micheli, Marialuisa Giovannini
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Dancing (1991)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man wearing a colorful hat dances on a small island. All is well until the Grim Reaper appears in a small boat, beckoning the dancer to come with him. Does this mean the end for the dancer's joyous footsteps?

Director: Bruno Bozzetto
Edit

Storyline

From being born until his death, a man spends most of his time "imprisoned" in boxes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

drudge | satire | See All (2) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 February 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Leben in der Schachtel  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into International Festival of Animation (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the few Bozzetto films I didn't particularly like.
8 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

Considering that I've seen quite a few film shorts directed by Bruno Bozzetto and enjoyed them very much, it's inevitable that I'd eventually see one that left me flat. No artist can get it right every time and no one out there in the audience is always in love with a film maker's every work (unless, of course, they are zombies). I think the biggest reason I didn't like it is because the style and humor are so different from the later Bozzetto films. First, this isn't particularly funny. Second, it's a bit surreal. Third, the artwork is very simple--even for a Bozzetto film.

The story is about life and its transitions. The story begins in childhood and moves to school and the university and careers--all being told with very box-like shapes. The artwork, at times, is very bleak and dull. At others, it looks almost like a Gaugin painting. It's all very strange and I just couldn't get into it--and I did try.


0 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page