La Fame e la Sete (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Screwball Comedy  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Comedian Antonio Albanese directed this comedy about the strained relationship between three brothers -- and also played all three of the siblings himself. A funeral in Sicily reunites three brothers who have not seen each other in years -- Alex, an arrogant photographer; Salvatore, a businessman who has forsaken his Sicilian heritage and become a chauvinist of Northern Italy; and Pacifico, a teacher who is so mild-mannered his family didn't even remember he existed until he showed up for the memorial service. Albanese also co-wrote the screenplay for La Fame e la Sete with Vincenzo Cerami, who received notice for his script for Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful.