Costa Azzurra (1959)

Genres - Romance  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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In a series of comedic episodes, wildly disparate individuals pass through the French Riviera and live out their dramas and traumas in this uneven but happy farce by director Vittorio Sala. Of all the sketches, that of top Italian comic Alberto Sordi as a fruit vendor going with his wife for a film shoot on location on the Riviera is the most notable. After the wife is deleted from the cast, the vendor mistakes the director's interest in him as a play for his acting talents. His wife eventually wises him up that his thespian abilities are not the attraction here, and so another career in film bites the dust. The rest of the skits, including an over-the-top jealous husband who is having a hard time on his honeymoon, are amusing enough to keep an audience entertained.

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beach, love, lover, resort, romance