Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This Italian social satire/farce is directed by Vittorio Gassman, who also co-stars in it. Country-boy Agostino (Paolo Villaggio), abandoned as an infant by his city-dweller parents, decides to travel to Rome to find his parents. He is aided in his quest by Armando (Vittorio Gassman), a folk-magician who uses sawdust in his act. Along the way, he discovers that city-folk aren't very nice, but he opts to stay in town anyway. Armando, having seen and judged the worth of city dwellers and city life, chooses to return to the countryside.
abandonment, family-member, missing-person, search