Totò cerca casa

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Totò cerca casa
Totò Cerca Casa.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Steno
Produced by Antonio Mambretti
Written by Age & Scarpelli
Mario Monicelli
Steno
Vittorio Metz
Starring Totò
Music by Carlo Rustichelli
Amedeo Escobar
Cinematography Giuseppe Caracciolo
Edited by Renato Cinquini
Release dates
  • 1949 (1949)
Running time 76 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Totò cerca casa is a 1949 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli and Steno.[1] The film is stylistically related to Italian neorealism, though it can be seen as a parody.

Plot[edit]

In Italy after the war the problem for every citizen is to find a comfortable place to live. Beniamino Lomacchio (Totò) is one of the many people without a home and, together with his family he's been living in classrooms. He can not live there much longer, though, because school re-opens in September. Beniamino is poor and does not know what to do; he just hopes he'll find a comfortable apartment with a landlord who doesn't ask for too much rent.

One day, however, Beniamino finds a place to move into: a cemetery caretaker's house. Not all the family is convinced it's a great idea. They stay there for a short while, fleeing when they think they see a ghost. After leaving the house, Beniamino finds another job at the studio of an artist. But even here the family Lomacchio will not agree with Beniamino. They then find a large apartment. But they've been cheated; the apartment has already been rented out to another family. Eventually, even after staying in the Colosseum, Beniamino is in a car accident. He's finally found a new home: the hospital.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario Monicelli obituary". guardian.co.uk (London). 30 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 

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