Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
The second word in the title to this film, Stefano Quantestorie harkens to the parental rebuke given to children who concoct fabulous tales to account for their little misdeeds: how many stories will you tell me? In this peculiar, comic film, all the stories are about Stefano (Maurizio Nichetti), and recount possible lives he might have had, or has had, or experiences he has had, or might have had. Eventually, the Stefanos begin to pile up in places, and Stefanos from one episode interact with wives or lovers Stefano has had in another one. It is impossible to describe why such confusion is at all watchable, especially when so many similar movies have been disastrous, but good acting throughout and thoughtful direction won this film a place in several reviewer's hearts, and it was well-received both in Italy and elsewhere.