Janitor Antonio Buonocore joins his friend Lo Turco e Cardone, to print some counterfeit bills. Read More »
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In the seventeenth century, the Spanish governor of Naples is set in a beautiful mill and Read More »
Gli ultimi cinque minuti / It Happens in Roma (1955) Giuseppe Amato, Linda Darnell, Vittorio De Sica, Peppino De Filippo, Comedy
Renata and Carlo covet the same apartment in Rome. They first quarrel but Carlo finds an original way out: what if they married and shared the place? Read More »
Guardia, guardia scelta, brigadiere e maresciallo (1956) Mauro Bolognini, Alberto Sordi, Peppino De Filippo, Aldo Fabrizi, Comedy
This is the (funny) story of four agents of Roma traffic police in the ’50s. Their life are crossed in affairs that often retire from mere job relationships. Read More »
Early 1900. The knight Pio degli Ulivi (De Filippo) is a respected ecclesiastical tailor, humble and prudent. Read More »
Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin / Totò e Peppino divisi a Berlino (1962) Giorgio Bianchi, Totò, Peppino De Filippo, Nadia Sanders, Comedy
Who but Totò could come up with a send-up of the erection of the Berlin Wall mere months after its completion? Totò and Peppino are hired by some former Nazis to pretend to be Admiral Canarinis and his assistant — wanted war criminals — but the American authorities don’t believe them and deport them to East Berlin. There, they’re captured by the Russians, who do believe them, and demand they reveal the whereabouts of American spy planes. In the always politically charged atmosphere of Italy, the film sparked controversy among Totò’s admirers on both the Left and the Right.
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Natale al campo 119 / Christmas at Camp 119 (1947) Pietro Francisci, Aldo Fabrizi, Vittorio De Sica, Peppino De Filippo, Comedy, Drama
Second World War. Field 119 in California (USA). War is long over, but the Italian prisoners are still waiting to return home, preparing to celebrate away from their families, another sad Christmas. To give some vent to their nostalgia, there are family stories of their lives. A Roman tells of her difficult marriage. A Neapolitan soldier tells his lieutenant, a Neapolitan duke penniless. Meanwhile, the camp commander gave the prisoners a gramophone and, thus, the stories are interwoven songs. Another soldier recalls the parties and the songs of the Sicilian spring, while a Venetian gondolier recalls his love affair. Sometimes, the battered radio listening to news from abroad and Italy. Finally, one day, he comes the wait liberation and they go back home.
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In campagna è caduta una stella / In the Country Fell a Star (1939) Eduardo De Filippo, Rosina Lawrence, Peppino De Filippo, Comedy
An American starlet inflames two Italian peasants who forget about their respective fiance’s. One of them even thinks of marrying her and begins to plan for the engagement banquet. When the girl decides to live the countryside harmony reigns again.
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Campo de’ fiori / The Peddler and the Lady (1943) Mario Bonnard, Caterina Boratto, Cristiano Cristiani, Peppino De Filippo, Comedy, Drama
Peppino, a fishmonger on Campo de’ Fiori, a famous Roman marketplace, works alongside Elide, a greengrocer, who has a soft spot for him, despite the fact they argue all day long… But neither Peppino, nor his friend Aurelio, the barber, are interested in getting married. Until he meets the beautiful Elsa…
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