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La banda del Gobbo
"He has seven lives like a cat," says his twin Brother reading a
farewell letter. It may be true, but "Il Gobbo" ends into the Tiber on
the notes of "Roma Capoccia" by Antonello Venditti and even if we
don’t see his corpse (and has the lives of a cat), we will not
see him in an another movie. Apparently because of artistic
disagreements between Lenzi and Milian, but who knows. In 2013 the
producer Massimiliano Caroletti (to be sincere best known for being the
husband of Eva Henger) announces the film "Roma Capoccia" which should
also mark the return of "Il Gobbo" again played by Tomas Milian who
claims to wants a revenge against the cinema after seeing the awful "Il
ritorno del Monnezza". And who could blame him!. However, the project
does not go through, suffering a worse fate than the previous work of
the two, the miniseries "Rome Nuda" directed by Giuseppe Ferrara with
the presence of Franco Califano, produced and still unrealeased. Maybe
Ferrara, Califano and Milian from afterlife are able to unlock
Therefore, this is the last chance to admire "Il Gobbo" or rather the
brothers Sergio and Vincenzo Marrazzi and to specify even more the
skill of Tomas Milian in a double role.
Il Gobbo as all we know comes from "Roma a mano armata" where he
compete with Tanzi, here instead he change characteristics and
attitude. He is no longer Vincenzo Moretto, but Vincenzo Marrazzi and
above (as well as move the hump) is no longer an evil murderess, but
the figure more like an antihero in search of revenge towards life.
Against everyone and everything, trying to rise from the rat comparison
of one of the best scenes. It 's inevitable side with him when he makes
out his former accomplices traitors and especially when in a night club
exterminates some' bourgeois. This is the highest and densest moment of
meaning of the whole film. Il Gobbo in a luxury night club, with his
beloved, a prostitute, seek a normal life, but people mocks him and he
as a modern jester, takes the control of the situation rails against
the bourgeoisie and finally fulfills his revenge on the song " Sora
Rosa" by Antonello Venditti. Popular Anti-hero loved by a part of the
audience in "Rome a Mano Armata", here he has the total favor of
viewers, with the help of Lenzi, good as always direct and to emphasize
the moments of violence and action. Despite the aforementioned artistic
A figure so strong well defined and well interpreted that force to
simple frame everything else. However, the poliziottesco needs some
rules and some things, you know. Then there is the Commissioner, a
nuanced character, played by Pino Colizzi, who helplessly sees the
raids of Vincenzo Marrazzi. Enemies and friends of Gobbo, all great
actors and / or characters (Salvatore Borghese, Nello Pazzafini, Carlo
Gaddi and the Solvy Stubing’s cameo, without forgetting Isa
Danieli) are excellent shoulders. Then there is the twin Er Monnezza.
One of the most famous and beloved characters played by Tomas Milian. A
kind of light relief sometimes a bit 'pulled into the store (see the
whole segment at the asylum), divided between hatred and affection
towards his brother, sometimes important accomplice, with an
unpredictable romance shades in the end.
The story is at the service of great skill of Tomas Milian, and to be
honest it is not interesting compared to other plots of poliziottesco.
"Il Gobbo", as mentioned, seeks revenge towards life and towards a
group of accomplices who betrays him during a robbery. He is presented
as one who has been successful, albeit small, in some crimes in
Corsica. Galvanized by this and convinced of his own abilities, he
proposes to some friends an easy robbery. However, during the robbery
they betray him and try to kill him. This unleashes his revenge and
with cunning plans, makes out his former comrades. Quickly, easily.
However Too fast and far-fetched manner.
Then comes the police trying to catch him, but "Il Gobbo" always
manages to escape showing his intelligence and his pragmatism, before
the dramatic and beautiful ending.
An immense Tomas Milian who also signs the script written with Lenzi is the reason, almost unique, to see "La banda del Gobbo".