CHIMERA

CHIMERA

Directed by

Ettore Fizzarotti

Year

1968

Genre

Musical

Category

Cinema


Synopsis

Another in the highly successful series of the musicarello genre (Italian-style musicals), made to measure for Gianni Morandi, who has to deal with the rise in popularity of a new beat that threatens to leave him behind. As usual, he easily falls for the charms of a beautiful woman who’s not right for him, and somehow manages (with the help of his wonderful voice) to earn the forgiveness of the woman he really loves. You’ll laugh (with Nino Taranto, Gino Bramieri, Lino Toffolo and Pippo Franco) and you’ll cry. The bedside finale in the hospital has a touch of Matarazzo-style melodrama to it, and will inevitably bring to mind a well-known real life fact: Morandi and Laura Efrikian, married in real life, lost a child a few hours after giving birth. There are beautiful songs aplenty, in addition to the title song, you will also hear Il giocattolo, La fisarmonica, and Un mondo d’amore. The film also features Roberto Carlos, a great Brazilian musician who was popular in Italy at the time, performing A che serve volare.

Upon completing his military service, Gianni leaves his pregnant wife at home to go on a concert tour in Brazil. What he doesn’t know is that the tour has been organised by an impresario as a gift to his daughter who is a big fan of the singer. Gianni allows himself to fall for the charms of this young South American fan, until he learns that his wife is having pregnancy complications and risks losing the baby, and rushes home.

Another in the highly successful series of the musicarello genre (Italian-style musicals), made to measure for Gianni Morandi, who has to deal with the rise in popularity of a new beat that threatens to leave him behind. As usual, he easily falls for the charms of a beautiful woman who’s not right for him, and somehow manages (with the help of his wonderful voice) to earn the forgiveness of the woman he really loves. You’ll laugh (with Nino Taranto, Gino Bramieri, Lino Toffolo and Pippo Franco) and you’ll cry. The bedside finale in the hospital has a touch of Matarazzo-style melodrama to it, and will inevitably bring to mind a well-known real life fact: Morandi and Laura Efrikian, married in real life, lost a child a few hours after giving birth. There are beautiful songs aplenty, in addition to the title song, you will also hear Il giocattolo, La fisarmonica, and Un mondo d’amore. The film also features Roberto Carlos, a great Brazilian musician who was popular in Italy at the time, performing A che serve volare.

Upon completing his military service, Gianni leaves his pregnant wife at home to go on a concert tour in Brazil. What he doesn’t know is that the tour has been organised by an impresario as a gift to his daughter who is a big fan of the singer. Gianni allows himself to fall for the charms of this young South American fan, until he learns that his wife is having pregnancy complications and risks losing the baby, and rushes home.


CHIMERA