Consigli Per Gli Acquisti (1997)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
    4
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Sandro Baldoni, who gained attention with the low-budget, semi-surreal Weird Tales (1994), returns with this satirical jab at the advertising industry, opening with a lengthy credit sequence of black-and-white scenes, with altered sound, showing the seacoast from a dog's point of view (a device also repeated throughout). Dogcatchers deliver the dog Scott to a dog pound, where he's adopted by Vanda (Silvia Cohen), who has found the dog he needed for an ad campaign of a new pet food. In actuality, this is a human food gone maggoty and now labeled as food for pets by corrupt businessman Esposito (Carlo Croccolo). At the Cain & Abel Advertising Agency, venal Stucchi (Ennio Fantastichini) brings in an art critic, a movie director, and a priest to promote the tainted pet food. Baldoni shows a world where everyone succumbs to the lure of the loot, and the only decent character is the dog. Shown in the 1997 N.I.C.E. series of new Italian cinema.

Characteristics

Attributes

Low Budget