Il Disco Volante (1964)

Genres - Comedy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Alien Film  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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The Flying Saucer is an irreverent satire of the worldwide fascination in space travel in the early 1960s. Alberto Sordi plays four roles in this slight tale of an invasion from Mars. The Martians decide to kidnap several "typical" Earthlings to help them understand our curious planet. The subjects are maddening enough to send the Martians hurtling off the planet as fast as their fat little pods will carry them. Flying Saucer gets off to a good start with a phony newsreel, wherein several interviewees offer the most fatuous opinions ever put on film; the rest of the film isn't able to match this opening, but there are isolated belly laughs along the way.

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Martian, alien [not human], flying, invasion, UFO (Unidentified Flying Object), kidnapping, leader, secrets