Il Sorpasso [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1962]

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Special Features

  • New introduction by filmmaker Alexander Payne
  • New interviews with Screenwriter Ettore Scola and film scholar Rémi Fournier Lanzoni
  • Interview from 2004 with Director Dino Risi, conducted by film critic Jean A. Gili
  • Introduction by actor Jean-Louis Trintignant from a 1983 French television broadcast of the film
  • A Beautiful Vacation, a 2006 documentary on Risi featuring interviews with the Director and his collaborators and friends
  • Excerpts from a 2012 documentary that returns to Castiglioncello, the location for the film's beach scenes
  • Excerpts from Speaking with Glassman, a 2005 documentary on the relationship between actor Vittorio Gassman and Risi, Directed by Risi's son Marco
  • Trailer
  • Plus: A booklet featuring essays by critics Phillip Lopate and Antonio Monda, as well as excerpts from Risi's writings, with an introduction by film historian and critic Valerio Caprara

Synopsis

Il Sorpasso
Regarded by many as Dino Risi's finest film, The Easy Life (Il Sorpasso) casts Vittorio Gassman as Bruno, a jaded, aging roue, who introduces young Roberto Mariani Jean-Louis Trintignant to his hedonistic lifestyle.. Previously a man with a purpose in life, Roberto soon becomes as wanton and wastrelly as Bruno. The older man is proud of his handiwork--until tragedy strikes. Risi sagaciously sets his moral fable against the beauties of the Riviera; we may not approve of Bruno's lifestyle, but we certainly understand why it appeals to him. Among the screenwriters of The Easy Life was Ettora Scola, a frequent Dino Risi and Vittorio de Sica collaborator and an excellent director in his own right. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Vittorio Gassman
    Vittorio Gassman - Bruno Cortona
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant
    Jean-Louis Trintignant - Roberto Mariani
  • Catherine Spaak
    Catherine Spaak - Lilly Cortona
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    Luciana Angiolillo - Bruno's Wife
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    Linda Sini - Aunt Lidia

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