Escoriandoli (1996)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Farce  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

Comprised of a series of bizarre and unrelated incidents, this absurdist Italian comedy earned the inglorious honor of being the film with the most audience walkouts at the 1996 Venice Film Festival. In the first segment a widow attends her husband's funeral and ends up having sex with her brother-in-law beside her husband's casketed corpse. The late husband eggs them on with his ghostly comments. In scene two, a wife leaves her husband in favor of a hunky mortician. Strangely, the mortician rapidly becomes an old man while the abandoned husband becomes younger, stronger and much happier. A photographer becomes terribly paranoid after he steps on a bus passenger's foot and begs his pardon. When the passenger refuses to offer it, the photographer goes off the deep end. In another episode, a cruel headmistress at a school for social graces tries to capture and destroy a young free-spirited girl's individuality.



aging, brother-in-law, corpse, extramarital-affair, funeral, ghost, husband, mortician, photography, sex, supernatural-forces, widow/widower