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Romanzo popolare (1974)

R | | Comedy, Drama | December 1975 (USA)
50 year old Giulio (Tognazzi) and his 17 year old goddaughter, Vincenzina (Muti) fall madly in love with each other and soon are wed. Giulio's jealousy gets in the way of their happiness ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Monicelli

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (as Scarpelli) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ugo Tognazzi ... Giulio Basletti
Ornella Muti ... Vincenzina Rotunno Basletti
Michele Placido ... Agente Giovanni Pizzullo
Pippo Starnazza Pippo Starnazza ... Salvatore Armetta
Franco Mazzieri Franco Mazzieri
Vincenzo Crocitti Vincenzo Crocitti ... Tizio Maronati
Gaetano Cuomo Gaetano Cuomo ... Santo Melito
Gennaro Cuomo Gennaro Cuomo ... Rocco Melito
Nicolina Papetti Nicolina Papetti ... moglie di Salvatore Armetta
Calogero Azzaretto Calogero Azzaretto ... conoscente e collega di Giulio
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani
Carla Mancini ... (credit only)
Luigi Alonzo Luigi Alonzo
Gianni Capria Gianni Capria
Gaetano Germanà Gaetano Germanà
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Storyline

50 year old Giulio (Tognazzi) and his 17 year old goddaughter, Vincenzina (Muti) fall madly in love with each other and soon are wed. Giulio's jealousy gets in the way of their happiness though. Has Vincenzina cheated on him with his younger friend or not? Written by Ørnås

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A Serious Comedy About Sex

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come Home and Meet My Wife See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 65138 delivered on 11 September 1974. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Canciones de nuestra vida (1975) See more »

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Remarkable
20 May 2019 | by marcoclementeSee all my reviews

This is commedia all'italiana at its best. Solid script, excellent acting (not only by Tognazzi but quite surprisingly also by the young and beautiful Ornella Muti), professional direction. The depiction of a union activist entangled with politically incorrect jelousy for his teenager wife is hilarious but also quite poignant. The setting in proletarian working class Milan is credible and realistic. A little gem of a movie. Something might get lost in translation/dubbing but definitively a must see also for non Italian viewers!


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