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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

4 years, 11 months ago at May 16 10:48
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This is a rather unknown and forgotten feature. Honestly, I don't really remember how or why I ended up much watching this flick. My best guest is that there was a good critic in the TV magazine. Anyway, it was eventually a very nice surprise. I don't know why exactly but I found it rather fascinating. Maybe it has to do with the combination of sweet and sour, it was filled with joy and but it had... 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), Drama (3), Comedy (3), 1960s (2), 1962 (2), Italian (2), Black & White (2), 60's (1), Jukebox (1), Beach (1), Car (1), Italian Cinema (1), Shyness (1), HQ (1), Hedonism (1), Talkies (1), '60 (1), Europe (1), Commedia All'italiana (1), Summer (1)
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