Of Life and Love

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Of Life and Love
(Questa è la vita)
Questa ela vita.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Aldo Fabrizi
Giorgio Pastina
Mario Soldati
Luigi Zampa
Produced by Felice Zappulla
Written by Aldo Fabrizi, Vitaliano Brancati, Giorgio Bassani, Luigi Zampa, Mario Soldati, Giorgio Pastina (from Luigi Pirandello's tales)
Starring Turi Pandolfini, Aldo Fabrizi, Totò, Emilio Cigoli, Domenico Modugno
Music by Armando Trovajoli, Carlo Innocenzi
Cinematography Giuseppe La Torre
Edited by Eraldo Da Roma
Distributed by Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Release date
  • 1954 (1954)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Of Life and Love (Italian: Questa è la vita) is a 1954 Italian comedy film directed by Aldo Fabrizi, Giorgio Pastina, Mario Soldati and Luigi Zampa.[1]


The film tells four episodes from stories written by Luigi Pirandello (from the work: Novelle per un anno).

The jar[edit]

A landowner ignorant and arrogant he is afraid that his big jar is broken because of a storm that is coming and he entrusts it to one of its employees silly that the rocks. The owner angrily dismisses the man and called Zi 'Dima, the master repairman to fix the jar, but they get stuck in there.


A woman spends all his possessions for a fan and starts to play the role of a prostitute.

The license[edit]

Rosario chiarchiaro she won the enmity of his countrymen because he wants to settle the "license Evil Eye" so that his family can live in more favorable conditions. To do this, disguises herself as a true bearer of bad luck (think that Toto had a great fear for jettatori) finally getting his job

Marsina close[edit]

A professor (Fabrizi) is invited to the wedding of a former student, posing in evening dress. But the girl has a nervous breakdown due to the sudden death of his mother on the day of the wedding, because it is not able to sustain the excitement of seeing her dressed as a bride, but the professor will do anything to get her to change her mind, partly because the 'man being slightly overweight is very uncomfortable in her tight tails. Preface [edit]

The film is presented by actor and voice actor Emilio Cigoli, located in dubbing room, he explains the meaning of the four episodes.



  1. ^ Crowther, Bosley. "New York Times: Of Life and Love". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 

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