6.7/10
421
4 user 1 critic

Capriccio all'italiana (1968)

The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.

Writers:

Roberto Gianviti (segment), Agenore Incrocci (segment) | 5 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Innocenti Totò and his son Innocenti Ninetto are drifting on a road in Italy, when they meet a Marxist speaking crow. The trio travels together in a long journey as their hunger increases.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Femi Benussi
La rabbia (1963)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"La Rabbia" employs documentary footage (from the 1950s) and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer the existential question, Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, ... See full summary »

Directors: Giovanni Guareschi, Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Giorgio Bassani, Renato Guttuso, Gigi Artuso
Orgia (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The tragic and self-destructive sexual battle between a man and his wife. A drama for the desperate struggle of those who are different against the normality that rejects the margins. The ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Laura Betti, Nelide Giammarco, Tolmino Marianini
Medea (1969)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After his quest to retrieve the fabled Golden Fleece, Jason returns to Greece with the powerful sorceress, Medea. However, when the king banishes her, it's only human that Medea plots her furious revenge. Can they escape her wrath?

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Marco Bellocchio, Bernardo Bertolucci, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Tom Baker, Julian Beck, Jim Anderson
Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

4 short films by a quartet of directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Ugo Gregoretti, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Rosanna Schiaffino, Bruce Balaban, Maria Pia Schiaffino
The Witches (1967)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society.

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Silvana Mangano, Annie Girardot, Francisco Rabal
Accattone (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiraling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini
Mamma Roma (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Having renounced her ignominious past, a former streetwalker reunites with her son. However, an extortion scheme endangers her aspirations for a decent bourgeois life. Can she protect him from the same snares that wounded her youth?

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The director presents takes and scenes filmed on location in Africa for a film-that-never-was, a black Oresteia.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Gato Barbieri, Donald F. Moye, Marcello Melis
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ancient Arabia. A youth is chosen by a beautiful slave girl to be her new master; she is kidnapped and they must search for each other. Stories are told within stories; love, travel and the whims of destiny.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Totò ... Anziano signore (segment "Mostro della domenica, Il") / Iago (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
Ugo D'Alessio Ugo D'Alessio ... Il commissario di PS (segment "Mostro della domenica, Il")
Regina Seiffert Regina Seiffert ... La Ragazza (segment "Mostro della domenica, Il")
Dante Maggio Dante Maggio ... (segment "Mostro della domenica, Il")
Sandro Merli Sandro Merli ... Porter (segment "Gelosa, La")
Renzo Marignano Renzo Marignano ... L'automobilista (segment "Perche"?") / Principe consorte (segment "Viaggio di lavoro") (as Enzo Marignani)
Franco Franchi ... Cassio (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Roderigo (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
Ninetto Davoli ... Othello (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
Laura Betti ... Desdemona (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
Adriana Asti ... Bianca (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
Domenico Modugno ... Lo spazzino (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
Carlo Pisacane ... Brabanzio (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
Francesco Leonetti Francesco Leonetti ... Il Burattinaio (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
Luigi Barbieri Luigi Barbieri ... Un burattino (segment "Che cosa sono le nuvole?")
Edit

Storyline

The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

16 May 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Caprice Italian Style See more »

Filming Locations:

Roma, Lazio, Italy

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 51197 delivered on 2-4-1968. See more »


Soundtracks

Cosa sono le nuvole
Written by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Domenico Modugno
Performed by Domenico Modugno
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Why doesn't the IMDb offer a 0 rating?
26 September 2004 | by kamikaze_camelSee all my reviews

This movie is bad. Really, really bad. It's just stupid. What on earth was this film meant to be?

Basically it's a collection of short films (some are 20minutes, others 5, this movie is inconsistent like that, you see?) that have nothing in common and have no reason for even being made.

Take for instance the first one. It involves an old man becoming a Beatnik-kidnapper just so he can cut their hair! Another one involves actors participating in a stage play. Another has a royal (where from? why is she there? i dunno. I was kind of dozing off) visiting (i think) a fictional African nation to give a speech. This one is particularly annoying because it was made extremely cheap. For example, when the royal gets off the plane to a wave of cameras and people (reminiscent of La Dolce Vita - a much better film) but instead of showing these photographers being played by actors instead we see small animated sequences. When she goes to shake a government officials hand it cuts to an animated character reaching out. and et cetera.

It is as stupid as it sounds.

And from there it gets even worse. A segment involving a nanny yelling at a group of kids because comic books are EVIL!!! Or something to that effect.

Oy, this was a major slog to sit through. Just boring, stupid and ill-conceived.

And, why doesn't the IMDb offer a 0 rating?


6 of 103 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed