Eight short stories, four lovely actresses. Ursula Andress, Sylvia Kristel, Laura Antonelli and Monica Vitti appear in two stories each. Some stories are better than others, and which ones you like will depend on your individual taste.
Tag Archives: Luigi Zampa
Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata / A Girl in Australia (1971) Luigi Zampa, Alberto Sordi, Claudia Cardinale, Riccardo Garrone, Comedy
Early 1970s. Amedeo is a poor Italian immigrant living in Australia for twenty years. Seeking to marry an Italian wife, he corresponds with Carmela, a pretty girl from Rome. They do not reveal their true identities and do not mention their hardships in their letters. Carmela is actually a prostitute seeking an opportunity to change her life style. Amedeo, embarrassed about his looks, sends a photograph to Carmela of his handsome friend Giuseppe. Finally, Carmela lands in Melbourne. Amedeo meets Carmela at the airport and he is struck by her beauty. Thinking he will be rejected because of his looks, he decides to tell Carmela that he is Giuseppe, and he reserves to tell her the truth at a later moment. This starts a three day eventful journey across Eastern Australia.
Il vigile / The Traffic Policeman (1960) Luigi Zampa, Alberto Sordi, Vittorio De Sica, Marisa Merlini, Comedy
A rowdy woman is so forceful that she outdoes her husband in a loud cry against speculators who refuse poor people entrance to a block of new apartments, built after WW2. Without noticing it, she starts a people’s movement, and leads a march to the capital. She returns to her village a winner, an honourable MP. Yet, she is still the same simple, fiery woman, able to get in a hair-pulling brawl with the local barmaid for the affection of her man.
Bisturi, la mafia bianca / Secrets of a Nurse (1973) Luigi Zampa, Gabriele Ferzetti, Senta Berger, Enrico Maria Salerno, Drama
The surgeon Daniel Vallotti owns a luxurious private clinic, where patients admitted selling according to financial resources. Despite this, Vallotti tries to mask his greed posing as a benefactor, and once a week he goes free to visit the poor in a hospital. On the staff of the medical clinic Vallotti, a team incapable of completely subject to the will of the surgeon, is Dr. Giordani who is conscientious and honest. Upset by last wrongdoing of Vallotti (to avoid a finding of taxation, he stopped in mid-action, by killing the patient) Giordani, the surgeon complaint to the prosecutor …
Il medico della mutua / Be Sick… It’s Free (1968) Luigi Zampa, Alberto Sordi, Sara Franchetti, Ida Galli, Comedy
Dr. Guido Tersilli had to give up and apply for mutual. Once inside, not having many economic means, it is very hard to get mutual patients. So he moved to the area of the city with fewer physicians mutual and, with the help of his mother and his girlfriend, gradually get done with patients …
Agostina is a maid turned prostitute during World War II. She sends all the money she makes to the local priest in her home village for safekeeping. After the war is over Agostina and her friend Australia plan to open a clothing store so they return to her home island to collect the money from the priest. But after arriving there Agostina learns in shock that the priest has been dead for more than a year and that his eccentric successor mistook the received money for donations and spent all of it on building a new orphanage for war orphans. To make matters even worse, other islanders think that Agostina is now a millionaire and beg her to help them financially.