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NEW RESTORATION

December 8 – 9    Columbus, OH    WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

January 26    Raleigh, NC    NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART

February 22    Minneapolis, MN    THE ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER

February 22 – 25    Boston, MA    MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

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: 85 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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