Seaside, youth, love, laughs and musical, for “a top-rate musicarello from a master of the genre” (Marco Giusti)
The sweet Marisa Sannia, the shy Giancarlo Giannini, the wild Rocky Roberts and Lola Falana, the perfect cocktail for a 1960s Italian summer
Seaside holidays, a group of young people, love, a few healthy laughs and a carousel of musical treats: the perfect cocktail for a 1960s Italian summer. The beach in question is Pinetamare, near Castel Volturno in the Gulf of Gaeta, a setting overflowing with beautiful locations. The young people in question are led by Marisa Sannia, following her success at the Festivalbar contest, with the song Sarai fiero di me, a mix of highly melodic whisper and wild yéyé pop music, which is perfectly inserted at a crucial moment in the film. She falls in love with a shy teacher, a bit older but not too much, interpreted by a well-groomed Giancarlo Giannini who has yet to explore his grotesque side that will make him famous. For the main part, the comedy is provided by Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia as two bungling lifeguards. The music covers a range of styles, from romantic songs ideal for a slow dance to loud numbers to shout out at the top of your voice (that’s when the irresistible Rocky Roberts and Lola Falana make their entrance). As stated by critic Marco Giusti, “Stasera mi butto is a top-rate musicarello from a master of the genre.”
Marisa goes on holiday to the seaside with some friends. However, she as has failed a literature exam, in addition to carefree enjoyment, she must also take some private lessons. Luckily, Carlo is on hand, a shy young teacher. Feelings of love slowly blossom between them, despite Marisa’s friends considering Carlo an “old fogy”. The arrival of singer Lola Falana causes a few complications, but the couple’s eventual reconciliation appears the most likely outcome.