Made in Italy (1965)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Satire  |   Run Time - 132 min.  |   Countries - France , Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Made in Italy is a multistoried film, set...in Italy, of course. An all-star cast appears in brief seriocomic vignettes about rich and poor, tourist and native. Director Nanni Loy exhibits the realistic and somewhat earthy technique he'd used on his earlier documentaries, with heavy emphasis on ironic punch lines. Filmed in 1965 by a Franco/Italian production team, Made in Italy received the best possible exposure upon its 1967 American release when clips were showcased on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. Best bit: The "give to the poor" poster in an impoverished Italian mountain village.

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Italy, slice-of-life, landmark, tourist, ice-cream, child, family, journey, mother, owner, robbery, seduction, shop, street, worker