We Want the Colonels

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We Want the Colonels
We Want the Colonels.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Produced by Pio Angeletti
Adriano De Micheli
Written by Agenore Incrocci
Mario Monicelli
Furio Scarpelli
Starring Ugo Tognazzi
Cinematography Alberto Spagnoli
Edited by Lorenzo Baraldi
Release dates
  • 5 March 1973 (1973-03-05)
Running time 105 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

We Want the Colonels (Italian: Vogliamo i colonnelli) is a 1973 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli. It was entered into the 1973 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


1970. On. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi), a right-wing fascist-style representative, along with some militaries, inspireds by Greek military junta, attempt to realize a coup d'état against the government and the President of the Republic, with the support of the Greek secret services, the Black Nobility, the Armed Forces and youngs far-right's extremists.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: We Want the Colonels". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 

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