Scuola Di Ladri (1986)

Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Frenetic in its pacing and with miniscule character development, this trite slapstick farce stars three Italian comics - Paolo Villaggio, Lino Banfi, and Massimo Boldi as the idiot-nephews of a wealthy invalid (Enrico Maria Salerno). The uncle's plan is to teach the trio how to successfully steal for a living but the plan does not have a chance against their exaggerated ineptitude. The basest and most tried-and-true sight gags are used to illustrate the folly of the uncle's idea - people fall out of windows, a bazooka is fired backwards, and everything else basically misfires. Some animation is intercut here and there as an indication of the level at which the director (Neri Parenti) was aiming.