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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1984 - 28 July.5 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1984

Necchi (a bar owner), Perozzi (a journalist), Melandri (an architect) and Mascetti (a broken nobleman) live in Florence. They have been friends since their youngest years and spend every free moment together organizing complex and terrible jokes to all the people they meet, or just wandering around Tuscany. One of these crazy trips ends up in the hospital run by military-like Professor Sassaroli. Melandri falls in love with his wife, and steals her from the husband, much to the delight of Sassaroli himself. The relationship won't last but the Professor becomes the fifth member of the team of friends, and jokes get even more complicated and powerful.

Original Title Amici miei
Italian Title Amici miei
Category Out of competition
Section Evening Review
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 140'
Production Year 1975
Nationality Italy
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Screenplay Pietro Germi, Piero De Bernardi, Leonardo Benvenuti, Tullio Pinelli
Main cast Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Philippe Noiret

 regista mario monicelliMARIO MONICELLI

Mario Monicelli was born on May 15, 1915 in Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy. He was a writer and director, known for I compagni (1963) and La grande guerra (1959). He was married to Antonella Salerni and Chiara Rapaccini.