Talcum Powder (film)

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Talcum Powder
Borotalco film.jpg
Directed by Carlo Verdone
Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori
Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Written by Carlo Verdone
Enrico Oldoini
Starring Carlo Verdone
Eleonora Giorgi
Music by Lucio Dalla
Fabio Liberatori
Stadio (group)
Cinematography Ennio Guarnieri
Edited by Antonio Siciliano
Distributed by Cecchi Gori Group
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Talcum Powder (Original title: Borotalco) is a 1982 Italian comedy film written, starring and directed by Carlo Verdone.

The film received multiple David di Donatello awards in Italy for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Score and Best Supporting Actor (to Angelo Infanti). It also won Silver Ribbons for Best Actress and for Best Score.[1][2]

Plot summary[edit]

Sergio Benvenuti is a shy seller of contracts for a Roman company of music, but because of his character he cannot find even a customer. So he asks for help from a fellow named Nadia. But the two have never seen themselves, and so it takes a equivoc. In fact Sergio is also a friend of a penniless swindler, who before his arrest for corruption told him many nonsense notices about important American actors like Robert De Niro, John Wayne and Robert Redford. When Nadia arrives for work at home of the arrested, meanwhile occupied by Sergio, she believes him to be a major womanizer.
Then Sergio, although he has a girlfriend daughter of a possessive and aggressive father (Mario Brega), pretends to be a charming womanizer and seduces Nadia, telling her that he is a good friend of Lucio Dalla, the most famous Italian singer of those times. The misunderstandings one after another, until his real girlfriend's father discovers all of Sergio and fills the barrel, forcing him to take his daughter as a bride at all costs.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Franco Montini. Carlo Verdone. Gremese Editore, 1997. 
  2. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1. 

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