Joan Lui: Ma Un Giorno Nel Paese Arrivo 10 Di Lunedi (1985)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 140 min.  |   Countries - Italy, West Germany  |  
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Viewers should be warned off this failed attempt at farce by its title alone. The film makes just about as much sense. Scripted, directed, and edited by Adriano Celentano a total of $10,000,000 was spent to poke almost violent "fun" at Christ's Second Coming. Joan Lui (Christ, played by Celentano), dressed in a hippie-style band and rimless glasses rides a 19th-century train filled with obviously hostile blacks. He gets off at a rural station and suddenly crosses over into a future world at war. Helicopters fly overhead, cars crash into each other, kidnappings occur and all the while Joan Lui is hanging out with the locals, talking. Episodes "condemning" hedonism or hypocrisy continue from there, but many segments are sure to be unconvincing and unfunny to some viewers at least. Song-and-dance numbers add to the confusion, and only a miracle of re-editing could save this film.