Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
It often seems that Italy is on the verge of total collapse as a nation. Still, that family-centered and nearly anarchic land which its citizens ironically call Il Bel Paese, seems to survive everything that happens to it. In this satirical comedy, Guido Paolo is an oil-rig worker who has saved his earnings and returns to Rome from his Persian Gulf job. He intends to open up a little jewelry shop. Landing in the airport in the middle of a terrorist attack, he is completely unfazed by the bullets flying around him, or the elaborate security arrangements at his sister's apartment.