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IL BOOM

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Tuesday, October 6

(1963, De Sica) Amidst the 60s economic boom, everybody’s getting rich but Everyman loser Alberto Sordi, and everyone knows it except his beloved status-proud wife Gianna Maria Canale. But then rich Older Woman Elena Nicolai offers him a way out: enough lire to get out of hock — and reestablished — in exchange for — No, not that … maybe worse. Bitingly bittersweet comedy scripted by Zavattini. Approx. 97 min. 35mm.