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A Difficult Life (1961)

Una vita difficile (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, War | 22 December 1961 (Italy)
Silvio refuses to fight for the fascists and joins the resistance with Elena. After the war, his vitriolic newspaper articles cause him to be sentenced to imprisonment.

Director:

Dino Risi

Writer:

Rodolfo Sonego
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alberto Sordi ... Silvio Magnozzi
Lea Massari ... Elena Pavinato
Franco Fabrizi ... Franco Simonini
Lina Volonghi Lina Volonghi ... Amelia Pavinato
Claudio Gora ... Commendator Bracci
Antonio Centa ... Carlo - Elena's Friend
Mino Doro Mino Doro ... Gino Laganà - Silvio's Friend
Daniele Vargas ... Marchese Cafferoni
Loredana Nusciak ... Giovanna - Elena's Friend (as Loredana Cappelletti)
Borante Domizlaff Borante Domizlaff
Edith Peters Edith Peters ... Herself (as Edith Catalano Peters)
Valeria Manganelli Valeria Manganelli
Paolino Vanni Paolino Vanni ... Paolino Magnozzi
Bruna Perego Bruna Perego
Alfonsina Cetti Alfonsina Cetti
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Storyline

Silvio refuses to fight for the fascists and joins the resistance with Elena. After the war, his vitriolic newspaper articles cause him to be sentenced to imprisonment.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | German

Release Date:

22 December 1961 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Vida Difícil See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Borante Domizlaff, who plays a Nazi Officer, was really a SS Officer during World War II. He was also among those accused of war crimes, specifically the Ardeatine Massacre; like most of the officers accused of that crime, he was acquitted, as only their superior officer Herbert Kappler was sentenced to life imprisonment. See more »

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Referenced in Al ladro (1962) See more »

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A very beautiful movie
13 June 1999 | by QueenfanSee all my reviews

This movie is really beautiful: it shows the life of a medium italian, this kind of italian is performed by Alberto Sordi, and he is always very good to make this parts. You can laugh very much with this film, as in every Alberto Sordi film.


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