Monday, August 8, 2022

Comedy

Italian comedy movies

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Juliet Of The Spirits – Giulietta degli spiriti

Another masterpiece by Fellini featuring his wife Giulietta and Sandra Milo. Juliet lives in a beautiful house by the ocean. Her sisters, and especially her Mother overshadow her with their beauty. She is a spiritual, superstitious and naive woman. She...
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Il Sorpasso

The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman (Big Deal on Madonna Street) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (Z) as, respectively, a waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and the bookish law student he takes on a madcap...
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Amarcord

In his carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Federico Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political repartee, all set to Nino Rota's classic,...
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Swept Away

Swept Away (Italian: Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto) is a 1974 Italian adventure comedy-drama film written and directed by Lina Wertmüller and starring Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato. The film is about a wealthy woman whose...
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Caterina in the Big City – Caterina va in città

Caterina in the Big City is a 2003 Italian movie directed by Paolo Virzì and written by Virzì and Francesco Bruni. Caterina (Alice Teghil) is the 13-year-old only child of Giancarlo Iacovoni (Sergio Castellitto), an aspiring novelist and teacher of...
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Loose Cannons – Mine vaganti

Loose Cannons (Italian: Mine Vaganti) is a 2010 Italian comedy film directed by Ferzan Özpetek. Özpetek also wrote the script, with the help of Ivan Cotroneo, while Domenico Procacci served as a producer. The film stars Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro...
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Tinto Brass Collection

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), Italian ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English (...
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Bread, Love and Dreams – Pane, Amore e Fantasia

Bread, Love and Dreams (Italian: Pane, amore e fantasia) is a 1953 Italian romantic comedy film directed by Luigi Comencini. At the 4th Berlin International Film Festival it won the Silver Bear award. Plot Vittorio De Sica plays the middle-aged marshal...
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Mid-August Lunch – Pranzo di Ferragosto

The charismatic Gianni Di Gregorio (co-writer of the smash hit Gomorrah), stars in his directorial debut - an utterly charming tale of great food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday. Broke, and armed with only...
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Mafioso

As one of the earliest films about the mafia's influence over the personal lives of those involved, Alberto Lattuada's Mafioso also established the way humor is used in gangster movies as respite from tragic, violent circumstances. In it, Antonio...
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Trilogy of Life (The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights)

In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom) brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of premodern world literature—Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron, Geoffrey Chaucer’s The...
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The Seduction Of Mimi – Mimí metallurgico ferito nell’onore

The Seduction Of Mimi (1972) is an Italian language film directed by Lina Wertmüller, starring Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato. Plot Set in both Sicily and mainland Italy, the film follows the adventures of a man nicknamed Mimi (Giancarlo Giannini). Mimi...
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The Secret of Santa Vittoria

The Secret of Santa Vittoria is a 1969 film produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and co-produced by George Glass from a screenplay by Ben Maddow and...
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My Name Is Nobody – Il mio nome è Nessuno

My Name is Nobody is a 1973 Spaghetti Western comedy film. The film was directed by Tonino Valerii and, in some scenes, by Sergio Leone. It was written by Leone, Fulvio Morsella and Ernesto Gastaldi. Leone was also the...
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La dolce vita

La Dolce Vita (Italian for "the sweet life" or "the good life") is a 1960 Italian comedy-drama film written and directed by Federico Fellini. The film follows Marcello Rubini, a journalist writing for gossip magazines, over seven days and...
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Dear Diary – Caro diario

Dear Diary is a semi-autobiographical film in the style of a documentary directed by Nanni Moretti in 1993. Moretti also played the central character. The film consists of three chapters (capitoli): On my Vespa The first episode follows the director/protagonist riding a...
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Venga a Prendere Un Caffe Da Noi (Come Have Coffee With Us)

Emerenziano (Ugo Tognazzi) is the middle aged tax inspector looking for a rich woman to keep from working and provide him with food and sex. He travels to northern Italy where he is taken in by three maiden sisters...
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The Tiger and the Snow – La tigre e la neve

The Tiger and the Snow is a 2005 Italian movie starring and directed by Roberto Benigni. The film is a romantic comedy set in contemporary Rome and in occupied Baghdad during the Iraq War. The story, inspired by the fairy...
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Short Skin – I Dolori Del Giovane Edo

Welcome to American Pie-Italian style! Edoardo is a 17 year old virgin. This summer, he and his best friend vow to lose their virginity. There's one problem, though. Edoardo is suffering from a condition called phimosis -a painful condition...
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Marriage Italian Style – Matrimonio all’italiana

Marriage Italian Style tells the World War II era story of a cynical, successful businessman named Domenico (Mastroianni), who, after meeting a naive country girl, Filumena (Loren), one night in a Neapolitan brothel, keeps frequenting her for years in...

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