Essential Cinema: Comedy Italian Style

IL SORPASSO

Directed by Dino Risi

Italy, 1962, 1h 45min, DCP, In Italian with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  Comedy Italian Style

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Writer/director Dino Risi’s international hit follows an uptight young law student (Jean Louis Trintignant) as he is absorbed into the orbit of a handsome, carefree older rogue (Vittorio Gassman) and they embark upon a spontaneous cross-country voyage. During the course of the film, Trintignant’s initial admiration for his companion ripens into something more complex and revelatory. A complex, novelistic, and bittersweet film.

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