GenreAdventure, Comedy, Fantasy Duration CountryItaly
WriterAgenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Ettore Scola Release date19 December 1968 ScreenplayEttore Scola, Furio Scarpelli, Agenore Incrocci CastAlberto Sordi (Fausto Di Salvio), Nino Manfredi (Oreste Sabatini), Bernard Blier (Ubaldo Palmarini), Erika Blanc (Geneviève), Manuel Zarzo (Padre Tomeo), José María Mendoza (Il Leopardo) Similar moviesRelated Ettore Scola movies
Riusciranno i nostri eroi a ritrovare lamico misteriosamente scomparso in Africa?, internationally released as Will Our Heroes Be Able to Find Their Friend Who Has Mysteriously Disappeared in Africa?, is a 1968 Italian comedy film directed by Ettore Scola. The production of the film started in 1965, with the working title Mister Sabatini, suppongo (Mister Sabatini, I suppose). It inaugurated in Italy a brief vogue of kilometric titles.
The film placed at sixth place in the Italian box office ranking for the season 1968/69.
A rich businessman is fed up with work, family, society, and goes with a friend to Africa, in search of another friend who had vanished there in mysterious circumstances. They will find him alright - as a tribal chief, surrounded with lots of topless, shapely wives. They are going to return to civilisation, but will their friend come with them?
The Roman businessman Fausto Di Salvio cannot stand more his work and his way of life, sloppy and emotionless. The chance to escape from this "prison" occurs, when the news of the death of his brother in law, Oreste Sabbatini said "Titino" comes from Africa. Fausto, with his employee Ubaldo, the accountant of his firm, leave immediately to Angola in search of Titino, but that shall take months and months travel, and many adventures. They follow in Titinos tracks, but it seems that he cannot be found. From what they learn by speaking to whom has met him, Titino shows himself as a man of many resources, that has left behind him many people crazy of him, but even someone who was cheated by him and who would be glad to lay hands on him.
As they have lost hopes to find Titino, Fausto and Ubaldo are captured by a tribe of natives who turns out to be governed by the shaman Oreste, the brother in law of Fausto. They propose to Titino to come back with them to Italy. After some hesitation, Titino makes up his mind to follow them to Italy, but as they are on board of the vessel, that takes them away from the site where he has lived with the natives tribe, he cannot bear the separation from the people, who welcomed and loved him so long. So he gets off the ship leaving for Europe and reaches by swimming his beloved people.