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A Pocketful of Chestnuts

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Director  Pietro Germi
Language  Italian
6/10 IMDb

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Writer  Leo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Tullio Pinelli
Release date  1970

A Pocketful of Chestnuts Italian: Le castagne sono buone) is a 1970 Italian comedy film directed by Pietro Germi.

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Plot

Luigi Vivarelli is a television director, a cynical and unrepentant womanizer. One day he meets Carla Lotito, an architecture student, and is immediately attracted to her. But Carla isn't like the other women that Luigi deals with - she's a Catholic who believes in the old and simple values that modern society deems unfashionable. Both try to convince the other of the rightness of their philosophy, and their basic disagreements put their love in jeopardy.

Cast

  • Gianni Morandi: Luigi Vivarelli
  • Stefania Casini: Carla Lotito
  • Nicoletta Machiavelli: Teresa Lotito
  • Patricia Allison: Lisa Lotito
  • Franco Fabrizi: Bernardo Bembarbì
  • Milla Sannoner: Maria Luisa
  • Gigi Reder: Television Host
  • Memè Perlini: Actor-Priest
  • Stephan Zacharias: Don Raffaele
  • Giuseppe Rinaldi: Poker Player Doctor
  • Reception

    In his previous films, Pietro Germi sharply satirized the hypocritical morality and conformity of proper Italian society. In this film, however, he turned his scorn towards the "immoral" youth of the 1960s, defending the conservative values. For this reason the film was heavily attacked by Italian critics, criticizing it as didactic and reactionary. Germi angrily responded that "critics are only good for a sociological study - their reaction is proof of the cultural degeneration that they are a part of".

    References

    A Pocketful of Chestnuts Wikipedia
    A Pocketful of Chestnuts IMDb A Pocketful of Chestnuts themoviedb.org


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