Monday, May 17, 2021

Comedy

Italian comedy movies

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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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The Rose Tattoo – La rosa tatuata

The Rose Tattoo is a 1955 film adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play of the same name. It was adapted by Williams and Hal Kanter and directed by Daniel Mann, with stars Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan and...
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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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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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Mediterraneo

Directed by Gabriele Salvatores, Mediterraneo is a 1991 Italian film that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1991. The film is set during World War II, and regards a group of Italian soldiers who become...
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The Salt of Life – Gianni e le donne

In his warm and witty follow-up to the 2010 hit Mid-August Lunch, writer-director-actor Gianni Di Gregorio has created another sparkling comedy with a dash of bittersweet. In The Salt of Life, Gianni plays a middle-aged retiree who has become...
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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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Sophia Loren: Award Collection (Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow / Marriage Italian Style / Sunflower...

The Sophia Loren Award Collection features the screen legend's most beloved films. DISC 1: YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni team up for a trio of stories about sex in this Academy Award winning comedy. In...
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Seduced & Abandoned – Sedotta e abbandonata

Shotgun weddings, kidnapping, attempted murder, emergency dental work-the things Don Vincenzo will do to restore his family's honor! Pietro Germi's Seduced and Abandoned was the follow-up to his international sensation Divorce Italian Style, and in many ways it's even...
My Big Gay Italian Wedding

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

Antonio and Paolo live happily together in Berlin and are finally getting married. They decide to celebrate in the small village in Italy where Antonio grew up.
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Boccaccio ’70

Boccaccio '70 is a 1962 Italian anthology film directed by Mario Monicelli, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Vittorio De Sica, from an idea by Cesare Zavattini. It is an anthology of four episodes, each by one of the directors,...
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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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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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Big Deal on Madonna Street – I soliti ignoti

Big Deal on Madonna Street (Italian: I soliti ignoti, also released as Persons Unknown in the UK) is a 1958 Italian criminal-comedy film, directed by Mario Monicelli, and considered to be among the masterpieces of Italian cinema. Its original...
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Boot Hill – La collina degli stivali

Boot Hill (Italian: La collina degli stivali) is a 1969 Italian Spaghetti Western film starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. This film is the last one in a trilogy that started with God Forgives... I Don't! (1967), followed by...
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Bread and Tulips – Pane e tulipani

Rosalba's life is about to change. When the busy housewife (Licia Maglietta) is accidentally left behind while on vacation with her family, she decides to take a holiday on her own in ravishing Venice. Charmed by the city and...
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Divorce Italian Style – Divorzio all’italiana

Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile cousin Angela, but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia. His solution? Since divorce is illegal, he will devise a scenario wherein he can...
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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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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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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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