Il Moralista (1959)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Political Satire  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Prolific director Giorgio Bianchi comes off with another good comedy in Il Moralista, due in no small part to the talents of Alberto Sordi as Agostino, the de facto head of a censorship board whose double life as a nightclub owner might raise some questions as to his censorial judgment. The titular head of the organization (Vittorio De Sica) is not that interested in running it himself, being more interested in women. The censors must review everything from posters for a show to the costumes in a show, as well as a production's language and content. Given their predilections, Agostino and his boss are unlikely candidates for making others walk the straight and narrow path of socially acceptable fare.

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against-the-system, artist, censorship, chief, corruption, dance [art], daughter, dedication, employee, employer/employee, employment, ethics, exploitation, government, husband, ideals, love, meeting, nightclub, politician, President, scoundrel, stripper, suitor, town