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The Easy Life (Il sorpasso) (1962)

The Easy Life
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Vittorio Gassman Vittorio Gassman
Bruno Cortona
Catherine Spaak Catherine Spaak
Lilly Cortona
Jean-Louis Trintignant Jean-Louis Trintignant
Roberto Mariani
Linda Sini Linda Sini
Zia Lidia
Lilly Darelli Lilly Darelli

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A very good movie

5 years ago at May 16 10:48
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To be honest, I wonder how or why I actually ended up watching this flick. Indeed, it is in fact a rather unknown and forgotten feature and it  was definitely pretty obscure. My best guest is that, at the time, there was a very good critic about this movie in our TV magazine. Anyway, I thought it was eventually a very nice surprise. I don't know why exactly but I thought the whole thing was quite... read more
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Roberto, a shy law student in Rome, meets Bruno, a forty-year-old exuberant, capricious man, who takes him for a drive through the Roman and Tuscany countries in the summer of 1962. They will spend two days together, meet both Roberto's and Bruno's family. The time Roberto spends with Bruno is a hilarious, but sometimes emotionally merciless accelerated maturization process. While Bruno's easy going "l'usage du monde" and societal success attract Roberto's great admiration, he also slowly realizes Bruno's hollowness, superficiality and unhappiness.
Release date: 5 December 1962
Tags: Italy (7), Comedy (3), Drama (3), Italian (2), Black & White (2), 1960s (2), 1962 (2), Hedonism (1), Talkies (1), '60 (1), Commedia All'italiana (1), Europe (1), Summer (1), 1960's (1), 60's (1), Jukebox (1), Beach (1), Car (1), Italian Cinema (1), Shyness (1)
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