A ruthless, blistering and cruelly entertaining film that takes no prisoners
A hilarious portrait of the country from a collective of the biggest names in Italian comedy
One of the most cruelly blistering and ruthless films ever made, a sensational package from a team of some of the most gifted actors, directors and screenwriters of Italian comedy (a collective that officially called itself “Cooperativa 15 maggio”). For critic Marco Giusti: “It is a delirious and very vivid portrait of Italy in the 1970s, and of what it would become in the 1980s, starting off with its
patron saint: television.” The film doesn’t spare anyone, as all kinds of targets passes through the meat-grinder of the cathode-ray tube: politicians, the clergy, pensioners, participants in game shows, the army, Gianni Agnelli, experts on everything, the police… You will laugh a lot, but you will also be shocked.
A news reader on TV presents a series of reports and programmes making fun of the vices and hypocrisies of an entire country.