GenreComedy Music directorPino Donaggio LanguageItalian
WriterLeonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi Release date1986 CastRenato Pozzetto (Silvano Baracchi), Carlo Verdone (Alfio Tamburini), Franco Adducci (Monsignore), Silvia Annichiarico (Samantha), Giuseppe D'Aloja (Pugile), Franco Diogene (Assessore Turri) Similar moviesCarlo Verdone appears in 7 chili in 7 giorni and directed Bianco - rosso e Verdone
7 chili in 7 giorni (7 kilos in 7 days) is a 1986 Italian comedy film directed by Luca Verdone.
Silvano and Alfio are mediocre students who manage to snatch away a degree at the university where they both studied medicine with absymal results. After a few years Silvano (now a peddler of beauty products who on the side sells pornographic material and sex toys) meets Alfio again, now running a beauty parlor fueled with the money of his neurotic wife. After a comic mishap with a customer left too long in a sauna machine who has apparently suffered a stroke Silvano, seeing the large country villa where Alfio lives with his family, proposes him to turn it into a dieting-farm where rich customers will pay hefty sums to get rid of excess fat. The operation is run hapazardly with several incidents; in the end Alfio suffers a nervous breakdown and goes catatonic. An English professor of Aesthetics (with which Alfio shares the room in the clinic he's recuperating at) convinces the duo that true beauty lies in generous proportions, as in the works of Tiziano, Giorgione and other famous artists. Alfio and Silvano then convert the villa in a trattoria where the best patrons are the same people who originally visited it for dieting purpouses.