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The Roof (1956)

Il tetto (original title)
A married couple learns that it is possible to build an illegal house in the outskirts of Rome, as long as it is erected in one single night and has a roof.

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Vittorio De Sica
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Gabriella Pallotta ... Luisa Pilon (as Gabriella Pallotti)
Giorgio Listuzzi Giorgio Listuzzi ... Natale Pilon - Luisa's husband
Gastone Renzelli Gastone Renzelli ... Cesare, Luisa's brother-in-law
Angelo Bigioni Angelo Bigioni ... Luigi
Maria Di Rollo Maria Di Rollo ... Gina
Luciano Pigozzi
Maria Di Fiori Maria Di Fiori ... Giovanna, Cesare's wife
Carolina Ferri Carolina Ferri
Aldo Boi Aldo Boi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Gerra Fernando Gerra
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Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house overnight so that a newlywed couple can have their own home. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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Stirring Drama! Raw and Radiant!

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Movie now available on VHS
2 August 2007 | by mathmaniacSee all my reviews

For whatever reason, I was unable to post to the message board for this movie.

I love Di Sica and so when I saw this movie available on Facets video, I bought it, along with 'It Happened in the Park' by Di Sica. Facets.org rents out movies if you join and also sells movies. They are sort of an art house type film organization out of Chicago.

I saw 'The Bicycle Thief' many years ago and thought it was a very moving film. Yes, the lead actor was probably not charming and perhaps unlikeable but it was a great film nonetheless. 'Umberto D' is as good a film, although very little happens and it can seem to move too slowly.

'The Roof' is really for Di Sica fans.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 May 1959 (USA) See more »

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Das Dach See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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