Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
|Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man|
|Directed by||Bernardo Bertolucci|
|Produced by||Giovanni Bertolucci|
|Written by||Bernardo Bertolucci|
|Music by||Ennio Morricone|
|Editing by||Gabriella Cristiani|
|Distributed by||Ladd Company, through Warner Bros. (USA)|
|Running time||116 minutes|
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (Italian: La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo) is a 1981 Italian film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. It stars Anouk Aimée and Ugo Tognazzi, who was awarded the Best Male Actor Award at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival for his performance. In his review, Vincent Canby describes the film as, "Bernardo Bertolucci's very good, cerebrally tantalizing new film, Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man, the story of what may or may not be a terrorist kidnapping of the sort that has been making Italian headlines with increasing frequency in recent years."
In a small Italian village, Primo runs a cheese factory, but one morning he witnesses his son kidnapped by terrorists. As the film progresses, he has two problems: paying the ransom the terrorists demand and trying to save his factory which might face bankruptcy. What's a businessman like him to do?
- Ugo Tognazzi - Primo Spaggiari
- Anouk Aimée - Barbara Spaggiari
- Laura Morante - Laura
- Victor Cavallo - Adelfo
- Olimpia Carlisi - Chiromant
- Vittorio Caprioli - Marshal
- Renato Salvatori - Colonel
- Ricky Tognazzi - Giovanni Spaggiari
- Gianni Migliavacca
- Margherita Chiari - Maid
- Ennio Ferrari
- Gaetano Ferrari - Guard
- Franco Trevisi
- Pietro Longari Ponzoni
- Don Backy - Crossing Keeper
- "Festival de Cannes: Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-31.
- Canby, Vincent (February 12, 1982). "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man: A Kidnaping as Seen by Bertolucii". The New York Times.
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