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Feature Film

Art House - Drama - Comedy

Italy 1976 | 115 Min

Brutti, sporchi e cattivi

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Subtitles in Dutch

Genre

Art House Drama Comedy

Subjects

rome family

Language

Italian

Story

The film tells the grotesque story of a large Apulian family living in an extremely poor shantytown of the periphery of Rome. The protagonist is one-eyed patriarch Giacinto (Manfredi). Four generations of his sons and relatives are cramped together in his shack, managing to get by mainly on thieving and whoring, among other things more or less respectable. For the loss of his eye, an insurance company has paid Giacinto a large sum. Giacinto refuses to share his money with anyone, and spends little of it on himself, preferring to hide it from his family, which he routinely abuses verbally and physically. Various members of the family unsuccessfully try to steal his money. When Giacinto falls in love with an obese prostitute, brings her home and starts spending his money on her, Giacinto's enraged wife conspires with the rest of the family to poison him. However, Giacinto survives. In a frenzy of anger, he sets fire to his home. To his disappointment, his family survives. Giacinto then sells the house to a Neapolitan immigrant family. Giacinto's family refuses to let the Neapolitans take over the shack, and in the ensuing fight, the shack collapses. The film ends with Giacinto living in a newly built exceedingly crowded shack with both his mistress and his wife, together with an apparently reconciled family and the newcomers as well.

Director

Ettore Scola

Writer

Sergio Citti, Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari

Cast

Nino Manfredi
Marcella Michelangeli
Marcella Battisti
Francesco Crescimone
Silvia Ferluga
Zoe Incrocci
Adriana Russo
Franco Merli
Maria Bosco

Producers

Carlo Ponti, Romano Dandi

Cinematographer

Dario Di Palma

Production Designer

Luciano Ricceri, Franco Velchi

Editors

Raimondo Crociani

Composer

Armando Trovajoli

Musicians