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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.


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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?")


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

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Release Date:

16 May 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Caprice Italian Style See more »

Filming Locations:

Roma, Lazio, Italy

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Cosa sono le nuvole
Written by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Domenico Modugno
Performed by Domenico Modugno
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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?

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