Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
At almost two hours, this mediocre comedy by director Mauro Bolognini runs a bit long. The story is about a down-and-out husband and wife, forced to look anywhere for a place to live. They have children and are desperate enough to take whatever they can find. What the father finds -- without telling his family -- is a closed-down house of ill repute. They move in but the father is hard put to constantly hide the truth about their lodgings, in one way or another. It is this sole pursuit of disguising where they are that fuels the comedy, at times naturally veering into the risque -- or as some viewers might feel, into plain bad taste.
brothel, home, prostitute/prostitution, search