Euro Cult Movie Forum => Comedy, Drama & Thrillers => Topic started by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Apr 2014 - 10:12

Title: Il Sorpasso (Dino Risi, 1962)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Apr 2014 - 10:12
I fancy checking this one out.

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The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman (Big Deal on Madonna Street) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (Z) as, respectively, a waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and the bookish law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to rural Southern Italy. An unpredictable journey that careers from slapstick to tragedy, this film, directed by Dino Risi (the original Scent of a Woman), is a wildly entertaining commentary on the pleasures and consequences of the good life. A holy grail of commedia all'italiana, Il sorpasso is so fresh and exciting that one can easily see why it has long been adored in Italy.
Title: Re: Il Sorpasso (Dino Risi, 1962)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 03 Dec 2014 - 00:52
I watched it this evening, it's really good. Just a simple story of two characters driving around getting into different situations but there's somethnig really appealing about it.