Il volpone

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Il volpone
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Directed by Maurizio Ponzi
Written by Maurizio Ponzi
Ottavio Jemma
Piero De Bernardi
Leo Benvenuti
Story by Ben Jonson
Starring Enrico Montesano
Paolo Villaggio
Music by Fabio Liberatori
Cinematography Sandro D'Eva
Release date
Language Italian

Il volpone is an 1988 Italian comedy film directed in by Maurizio Ponzi, inspired by Ben Jonson's comedy with the same name. The film stars Enrico Montesano, Enrico Maria Salerno and Paolo Villaggio.[1]


Set in the Ligurian Riviera during the 1980s, it features Paolo Villaggio as Ugo Maria Volpone, a rich but apparently ill ship company owner. He is surrounded by a series of relatives and friends (played by Enrico Maria Salerno, Renzo Montagnani, Alessandro Haber) who blandish him in order to inherit his estate. The shrewd Volpone, in return, organizes a hoax against them to betray their greed. In the movie, he is joined by a new waiter, Bartolomeo Mosca (Enrico Montesano), who quickly shows himself to be as cunning as Volpone in arranging humiliations.



  1. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269. 

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