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Initial post: 26 Nov 2011 19:10:08 GMT
Tom says:
I am studying Italian and enjoyed Mine Vaganti. Is there anything else similar to recommend. Most Italian films I've watched are really serious and heavy.

Posted on 27 Nov 2011 00:41:00 GMT
Anita says:
I haven't seen Mine Vaganti, but perhaps you might check out some oldie with Alberto Sordi in it?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2011 14:12:28 GMT
Michael says:
Johnny Stechino, with/by Roberto Benigni.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2011 08:24:40 GMT
Igor Ciuk says:
Mediterranio is a very good movie and all the films with Aldo Giovanni e Giacomo.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2011 18:39:43 GMT
The Seduction of Mimi is a kind of black comedy there's one about an orphan helped by a homeless chap which was hilarious I still looking for it!

Posted on 4 Dec 2011 19:41:21 GMT
Celia says:
Anyone know the name and availability of this old film of postwar Rome:

Chap not young, homeless and unemployed; he has a little dog; keeps

attempting to end it all, but thwarted by the dog.

Posted on 4 Dec 2011 19:41:22 GMT
Celia says:
Anyone know the name and availability of this old film of postwar Rome:

Chap not young, homeless and unemployed; he has a little dog; keeps

attempting to end it all, but thwarted by the dog.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2011 04:28:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Dec 2011 07:03:54 GMT
Frigo says:
Umberto D (1952)

Director: Vittorio De Sica

The protagonist was a retired council worker who had become, due to his age a persona non grata to a society he had worked for, for all his career.

Its a decent film Umberto D, however the film i prefer from Vittorio De sica is Bicycle Thieves (1948), which is cited near enough everywhere as one of the best films ever created.

Posted on 10 Dec 2011 13:56:55 GMT
Tom says:
Thanks for the suggestions. I've ordered a couple of them for Christmas and am looking forward to watching them.

Posted on 18 Dec 2011 06:55:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Dec 2011 06:56:00 GMT
Bydand says:
If you don't mind mixing languages you could try the Danish film, Italian For Beginners [DVD] [2002]

Posted on 11 Jan 2013 20:59:48 GMT
Dopo mezzanotte [After Midnight] (2004) is a good film!

Posted on 12 Jan 2013 17:35:28 GMT
B. Buckley says:
Tom --

Don't listen to Frigo. Bicycle Thieves is often cited as De Sica's best movie because most people, including critics, haven't seen any others. Listen to Martin Scorsese instead. Umberto D is the maestro's masterpiece and, after Shoah, the greatest movie ever made, in my opinion.

Also, if you're looking for great Italian comedies, watch De Sica's Miracle in Milan first. Another masterpiece. Or Divorce Italian Style (Germi, I think) with Mastroianni at his most brilliant.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Mar 2013 13:40:38 GMT
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Posted on 23 Mar 2013 10:37:28 GMT
Joe Noodles says:
Also watch Fellini's Amarcord,B. Buckley knows what he's talking about, and Umberto D is not a comedy, quite the opposite in fact

Posted on 29 May 2013 18:51:23 BDT
La Moglie..ask for an english version. Lina Wertmuller's films are sometimes funny.
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