4K restoration of the 1961 Italian classic that has NEVER been released in the US
Silvio (Alberto Sordi), a leftist resistance fighter turned journalist, tries to cling to his political convictions while it becomes increasingly difficult to provide for his family. His wife, Elena (Lea Massari), supports his idealism less and less and reproaches him for not wanting to take advantage of the Italian post-war economic miracle. When she leaves him, Silvio tries to win her back by agreeing to a compromise with a rich industrialist.
Directed by Dino Risi
Written by Rodolfo Sonego
Starring Alberto Sordi, Lea Massari, Franco Fabrizi, Lina Valonghi
“A STELLAR SPECIMEN OF COMMEDIA ALL’ITALIANA BY A TRUE MAESTRO OF THE FORM.”
The New York Times
“ITALIAN SOCIAL REALISM AT ITS FINEST, FUNNIEST, AND MOST HEARTBREAKING.”