Don Camillo in Moscow

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Il compagno Don Camillo
Il compagno Don Camillo.jpg
Directed by Luigi Comencini
Written by Leo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi
Based on Don Camillo
by Giovannino Guareschi
Starring Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Gianni Garko, Graziella Granata
Music by Alessandro Cicognini
Cinematography Armando Nannuzzi
Edited by Nino Baragli
Release date
September 18, 1965
Running time
109 min
Country Italy
Language Italian

Don Camillo in Moscow (Italian: Il compagno Don Camillo, "Comrade Don Camillo") is a 1965 Italian comedy film directed by Luigi Comencini. It's the fifth and penultimate film in the Don Camillo series.


After receiving a tractor as a gift from the kolkhoz of an unnamed Soviet village, communist mayor Peppone plans to twin Brescello with the unnamed town. After some failed attempts to block the major's plan, Don Camillo ultimately tricks Peppone into including him (under a false name and with forged papers) among the Italian communist representatives going on the other side of the iron curtain to attend the twinning ceremonies. Only Peppone and the other comrades from Brescello will know the priest's real identity. During the Russian stay they will face a series of situations that will show them both the political contradictions of Soviet Russia and the normal life of its common people.[1]


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