Macaroni (film)

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Film poster
Directed by Ettore Scola
Produced by Franco Committeri
Aurelio De Laurentiis
Luigi De Laurentiis
Written by Ruggero Maccari
Furio Scarpelli
Ettore Scola
Starring Jack Lemmon
Marcello Mastroianni
Music by Armando Trovajoli
Cinematography Claudio Ragona
Edited by Carla Simoncelli
Release date
  • 24 October 1985 (1985-10-24)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Macaroni (Italian: Maccheroni) is a 1985 Italian comedy film directed by Ettore Scola.[1] The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2]


Jack Lemmon plays a successful, physically exhausted, pill-popping American businessman, going through a divorce, who visits Naples, Italy. He spends several days there as a guest of a local business acquaintance, played by Marcello Mastroianni, who has a more laid-back philosophy and is devoted to his large family. In the process, Lemmon's character learns how to relax and live the good life.


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  1. ^ "NY Times: Macaroni". NY Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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