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June 16 – 27    New York, NY    FILM FORUM

July 20    Madison, WI    UW CINEMATHEQUE

July 21 – 27    Beverly Hills, CA    AHRYA FINE ARTS BY LAEMMLE

July 21 – 27    Pasadena, CA    LAEMMLE'S PLAYHOUSE 7

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Il Boom Play Dates

About

Italy, 1963
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Producer: Dino De Laurentiis
Cast: Alberto Sordi, Gianna Maria Canale, Elena Nicolai
Screenwriter: Cesare Zavattini
Cinematography: Armando Nannuzzi
Music: Piero Piccioni
Genre: Comedy
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Running Time: 88 minutes

Synopsis:
Giovanni Alberti (Alberto Sordi), a mid-level executive during the economic boom following World War II, goes to absurd lengths to maintain his wife Silvia's (Gianna Maria Canale) standard of living. When Signora Bausetti (Elena Nicolai), the wife of a wealthy industrialist, makes him an offer that would wipe out all of his debts, Giovanni is faced with an eye-popping dilemma.

Reviews and Quotes 2

“CRITIC'S PICK!
Among the most savage and surreal of Italian comedies…
VIBRANT, FUNNY, AND DISTURBING!"
— Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

"A BITTERSWEET SATIRE OF THE
WIFE-SWAPPING, TWIST-DANCING,
GET-RICH-QUICK LIFESTYLE!"
— Sight & Sound

“An unusually barbed example of the commedia all’italiana.”
— J. Hoberman, NYRB

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