Essential Cinema: Comedy Italian Style


Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Italy/UK, 1966, 1h 43min, 35mm, Italian and English with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  Comedy Italian Style

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

This film, a magnificent love child of the greatest comic minds of Rome, New York and London, is a self-aware spoof of the mid-century Italian cinema boom (as well as a shining example of it). Peter Sellers is brilliant as an Italian criminal genius and master of disguise who conceives a masterful plan to rob a gold shipment by posing as an eccentric film director in the mold of Fellini. Written by the odd couple of Neil Simon and Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio De Sica, this is a roaringly funny movie.

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