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Amore, letti e tradimenti
In Italy we say “Contadino, scarpe grosse e cervello fino”,
that means (literrally) “Farmer with big shoes and smart
brain”, to say that farmers are smart. I don't know if there is a
proverb that explains the opposite for the writers, that explains that
sometimes the brain is not their best thing and sometimes it gives rise
to an embarrassing result, trying to follow a genre and wasting a
potentially quality cast. This is what happens in in this movie written
by a certain Mauro Righi and directed by the good Alfonso Brescia. Ugo
Bologna is with Don Backy and a great trio of women: Marisa Mell, Sonia
Viviani, Malisa Longo and Paola Maiolini.
Six actors who managed with ability can give their best in skill,
comedy and beauty (put whoever you want in their respective
categories). Instead, this vaguely sexy Italian comedy is a slow and
absurd story that point on the normal people intelligence against the
greed of the bourgeoisie (at least, to want to make sense of it).
Ugo Bologna, in the classic role of Milanese businessman, sets his
sights on the property of Baldo (Don Backy), a farmer who does not want
To convince him, Guido invites him to his home, where his wife and
daughter try to seduce him with the permission of the "clever"
businessman. But in the end, after a game of cards, the foolish rich
man loses everything in favour of the farmer.
Silly story, with a sometimes annoying Don Backy and some boobs sticking out here and there. Really little intelligence.