An unmissable occasion to rediscover the surreal and out-of-control comic genius of Tino Scotti
The great humorist Achille Campanile praised Tino Scotti for his innate ability to make people laugh with his convulsive vitality and quick-fire dialogue, teetering on the brink of hysteria. Scotti is mainly remembered for his cinematic, theatrical and TV interpretations of his likable, loutish braggart from Milan character: however, his creations were always characterised by a refined comedy and an adversity to the banal. Il tallone di Achille gives us an unmissable chance to admire the art of Tino Scotti in a crossover between cinema and variety show. He unleashes a mockery of death, a raspberry to those in power, an anthem to fun and foolishness, an elegy to madness and a concentrated flourish of the surreal. A rediscovery trip to take with your seatbelt fastened.
Knight Achille meditates committing suicide, but is stopped by the shady Serafino, who proposes that he sign a life insurance policy in his favour, in exchange for a week of unlimited pleasures. Then, he can go ahead and kill himself. But the seven days of revelry convince Achille that dying isn’t such a great idea. What’s more, a self-styled professor convinces him that he has become immortal. The knight acts accordingly, launching himself into the craziest deeds imaginable.