Fantozzi Alla Riscossa (1990)

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The ever-hapless Fantozzi (Paolo Villagio) is back, in this comic installment chronicling the adventures of a man whose name has become a by-word in the Italian language for a sad-sack loser. In this story, he is still at work in the large company he will later retire from. In a speech in front of all the employees of the company, the president refers to him as a perfect example of a failure. Even Fantozzi cannot take such an insult lying down, and he takes steps to prove he is a worthy, capable person -- with predictable results. Acting as an agent for his marvelously ugly daughter, he gets her a leading role in a film. However, his wife learns that she is to play an ape-woman (without makeup!) in The Planet of the Apes and urges him to show some pride in his family and take her out of the film. Later, he gets assigned to be a member of the jury in an anti-Mafia trial, and he vows that he will never allow himself to be bribed like all the others...