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L'inquilina del piano di sopra
Polanski lives in another apartment building, in another city and
another country. And above all to director Baldi and screenwriter
Bucceri, can't care less about what Polanski's tenant does. Recall of
the title apart.
They prefer to follow the path of Italian comedy, not even the sexy
one, famous at that time, but the Steno’s one with some ideas
from "My fair lady". They look for elegance and sobriety and make
things pretty well, blinking occasionally the eye to the eroticism but
not too much.
Among other things, they try with two original protagonists, an never
seen couple, with Lino Toffolo (perhaps in the first and only film as
protagonist) and Silvia Dionisio, accompanied by Pippo Franco, Enzo
Cannavale, Liana Trouche and Teo Teocoli, in a small role.
Shoulders of all respect, with Pippo Franco who does not exaggerate,
but gives life to a hypochondriac character and with Enzo Cannavale in
the role of a cunning and corrupt porter, which the actor, as ever,
makes appropriate to the circumstances, like Liana Trouche, in the role
of the protagonist's wife.
Unfortunately, what is not working is the main couple who does not have
the two characters’ mask. Of course, if you put, the beautiful,
blonde and sophisticated Silvia Dionisio as a girl really ignorant, and
vulgar you can hardly get a credible result. Toffolo, on the other
hand, in the role of a serious high school teacher tries to teach the
girl good manners and although the Venetian actor is a professional,
even a little considered, he remains too rigid, soften the aspects that
a character like that should have had.
And it’s a pity, because the premises are good, the idea is not
bad, some gags are funny and Dionisio, is Dionisio. As always.
The Roman blonde has very noisy relationships with her boyfriend played
by Teo Teocoli, the scion of a well-known family. The noise gets angry
the residents who instruct Professor Canestrari (Toffolo) to give her
an ultimatum and throw out. However, Canestrari is fascinated by the
girl and, on her insistence, agrees to teach her good manners and
His teachings from bon ton to history, make up comic sketches, which
highlight the flaws of the film and are interspersed with the
incursions of Pippo Franco and Enzo Cannavale. The professor eventually
falls in love, but in the end the girl remains with her boyfriend.
If there was Lilli Carati or even Nadia Cassini and perhaps Carmen
Russo, instead of Silvia Dionisio and Pozzetto instead of Toffolo,
would have been a great film. But with "if" history is not made,
Professor Canestrari would say so too.