8 January 2020 | RodrigAndrisan
A film about the eternal selfishness of people!
This is Walter Chiari's film, the other actors appear less or only episodically, such as Sylva Koscina, Franca Valeri, Vittorio Caprioli, Marcello Mastroianni, Nino Manfredi, Vittorio De Sica. Sylva Koscina appears only a few seconds, naked, posing for an advertisement so, very sharp eyes! The great comic Nino Manfredi is just a controller in the train. Franca Valeri, Vittorio Caprioli, Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio De Sica, they are all as in many other films, that is full of charm, natural, convincing. Gina Lollobrigida and Silvana Mangano have both more consistent roles, both being young and of great beauty. Gina is the nice sweet wife of Sandro(Water Chiari). Silvana is a woman who loved Sandro and became a big star due to him. How beautiful was Silvana Mangano! And what personality, with what easiness she acts, what naturalness! The movie is actually a Drama, a Drama with some comic moments, it's not a Comedy. Great moment after minute 52, with Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini
Édouard Daladier and Neville Chamberlain, in Munich in 1938, with their speeches replaced by voices that resemble theirs but speak in Italian about pumpkins! The next moment from minute 54, with the gathering of rich women in the church, like it is a fashion show and not a mass, it's also cool and
smart. Not an absolute masterpiece but a good film!