Talcum Powder (film)
|Directed by||Carlo Verdone|
|Produced by||Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori|
|Written by||Carlo Verdone, Enrico Oldoini|
|Starring||Carlo Verdone, Eleonora Giorgi, Christian De Sica, Mario Brega|
|Music by||Lucio Dalla
|Edited by||Antonio Siciliano|
|Distributed by||Cecchi Gori Group|
The film received multiple David di Donatello awards in Italy for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Score and Best Supporting Actor (to Angelo Infanti). It also won Silver Ribbons for Best Actress and for Best Score.
Sergio Benvenuti is a shy seller of contracts for a Roman company of music, but because of his character he cannot find even a customer. So he asks for help from a fellow named Nadia. But the two have never seen themselves, and so it takes a equivoc. In fact Sergio is also a friend of a penniless swindler, who before his arrest for corruption told him many nonsense notices about important American actors like Robert De Niro, John Wayne and Robert Redford. When Nadia arrives for work at home of the arrested, meanwhile occupied by Sergio, she believes him to be a major womanizer.
Then Sergio, although he has a girlfriend daughter of a possessive and aggressive father (Mario Brega), pretends to be a charming womanizer and seduces Nadia, telling her that he is a good friend of Lucio Dalla, the most famous Italian singer of those times. The misunderstandings one after another, until his real girlfriend's father discovers all of Sergio and fills the barrel, forcing him to take his daughter as a bride at all costs.
- Carlo Verdone: Sergio Benvenuti
- Eleonora Giorgi: Nadia Vandelli
- Christian De Sica: Marcello
- Angelo Infanti: Cesare Cuticchia alias Manuel Fantoni
- Roberta Manfredi: Rossella
- Mario Brega: Augusto
- Isa Gallinelli: Valeria
- Enrico Papa: Cristiano