Thursday, August 4
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Starring Alberto Sordi, Norma Bengell
Screenplay by Rafael Azcona, Bruno Caruso, Marco Ferreri, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli
35mm. Approx. 100 min.
Joyous, raucous Sicilian homecoming for Sordi’s Nino Badalamenti, stuffing himself, lapsing into dialect, and embracing an endless line of relatives, as his golden-haired Northern wife gets an overdose of culture shock. But then the local capo Don Vincenzo wants him to go on a “hunting trip.” Dizzying spin from hilarious farce to sweaty-palmed Film Noir.
“An utter blast. Almost a film festival unto itself.”
– A.O. Scott, New York Times