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Il Sorpasso [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1962]

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Release Date:04/29/2014
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    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 Gassman, a 2005 documentary on the relationship between actor Vittorio Gassman and Risi, directed by Risi's son Marco
    • Trailer
    • Plus: An essay by critic Phillip Lopate

    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
    • Image coming soon
      Linda Sini - Aunt Lidia



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