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Montecarlo Gran Casinò
Pure Vanzina’s and 80's style at its maximum. "Montecarlo Gran
Casino", offers the well-known formulas of more comedians are in,
better is. So we find a rather large list of popular comedians
accompanied by beautiful actresses. All struggling with a series of
sketches in full eighties style, which shoot high on the status
symbols. A sort of continuation of "Yuppie – I giovani di
successo" and "Via Montenapoleone", the umpteenth moment, in short, of
celebrations of Italian 80s, the politician Bettino Craxi,
transferred however in Montecarlo, where the gamble fever strikes some
Vanzina plays it safe, does not worry much in looking for narrative
intersections, leaving the stories in parallel with a last choral
scene, of pure chaos, using as link only an excellent and elegant
Nothing particular or memorable and I also add my hatred for the
eighties and the low esteem for Boldi, Greggio and De Sica (all
protagonists here), but I must recognize that "Montecarlo Gran Casino",
in its trash and its easy gags and often seen, it has something more
than other movies of the same genre.
It will be that the Vanzina bring together new couples, such as Massimo
Boldi and Enrico Beruschi and Paolo Rossi and Ezio Greggio, or that
leave room for his actors to express themselves at their best,
especially to De Sica who dance. Or even the fact that everyone loads
his characters but without exaggerating as they often have.
Of course Boldi does nothing else that play Boldi " with his boring
catchphrases, as well as Greggio who is incapable to say any lines in a
credible, disappearing in comparison of Paolo Rossi, in the second and
last Vanzina’s movies, who, among other things he plays at his
Then there is Guido Nicheli, with a part (always the same), but larger
than usual. The women, on the other hand, are beautiful but they are
mere shoulders, starting from Lisa Stothard, to move to the rustic
Lucia Stara and ending with Florence Guérin and Clara Colosimo
who instead have a slightly more large part than their colleagues. For
the record, Florence Guérin is the one who gives the male
audience the best moments. Room also for famous shoulder like Renzo
Ozzano and in a small part the great Mario Brega.
Three stories that take place in that of Montecarlo, I said. De Sica
after winning a lot of money lives a great life. However following a
rigged backgammon match with Philippe Leroy, he loses everything, is
left by his fiancée and finds himself having to settle for an
old fat woman (Clara Colosimo) to pay his debts.
Oscar (Greggio) is a very mediocre swindler also left by his girlfriend
Patrizia (Lisa Stothard), who begins a relationship with Baron
(Philippe Leroy), another, but good, swindler. In San Remo, Greggio,
finds Paolo (Paolo Rossi), an electrician skilled cards player and with
whom he tries to take revenge on the Baron. Finally, Enrico Beruschi
and Massimo Boldi two restaurateurs who go to Montecarlo to buy
accommodation. The second, however, gets caught up in the game and
especially by Silvia (Florence Guérin), who squanders all the
money. The two, in league with Silvia, try to steal a necklace from the
wealthy Ambrogio Colombo (Guido Nicheli).
Christmas movie of1987, a Cinepanettone with the usual interviews in
which director, author, producer and performers put their hands forward
and defend the genre. Interesting the comment by Paolo Rossi that we
remember for another in an interview with "La Stampa" in 2009 he said "
Beware of this national popular I made about ten films, almost all
"alternative" ones, but the ones in which I acted best were the
Vanzina’s films ".