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Macaroni

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1985
  • Ettore Scola
  • 101 mins
  • PG

Summary

A businessman from the United States returns to Italy for the first time in four decades, only to discover that old friends have involved him in a massive hoax.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

It sounds so improbable it could never work. Yet, in the hands of Jack Lemmon and Marcello Mastroianni, Ettore Scola's tale of the surly businessman who rediscovers the simple joys of life from an eccentric Neapolitan exercises an irresistible charm right through to its closing note of quiet optimism. Discovering that Marcello has continued writing love letters to the heartbroken sister GI Jack jilted at the end of the war, Lemmon gratefully succumbs to the companionship absent from his troubled life. But it's Mastroianni's picture: he flits between reality and illusion as if there was no dividing line between them.

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Credits

Cast

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Robert TravenJack Lemmon
AntonioMarcello Mastroianni
LauraDaria Nicolodi
CarmelinaIsa Danieli
VirginiaPatrizia Sacchi
GiulioBruno Esposito
MariaGiovanna Sanfilippo

Crew

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DirectorEttore Scola

Details

Released on
1987-02-02
Languages
English | Italian
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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