The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal

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The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal
The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Produced by Carlo Cucchi
Silvia D'Amico Bendico
Written by Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Ennio De Concini
Mario Monicelli
Luigi Pirandello (novel)
Amanzio Todini
Starring Marcello Mastroianni
Music by Nicola Piovani
Cinematography Camillo Bazzoni
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Release date
  • 1985 (1985)
Running time
125 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal (Italian: Le due vite di Mattia Pascal) is a 1985 Italian drama film directed by Mario Monicelli.[1] It was adapted from the novel Il fu Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello. It was entered into the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

Plot[edit]

The film tells the story of Mattia Pascal, inept small farmer in a town in northern Italy who decides to groped your luck at the casinos in France. Won the money, he decided to leave the boring family, but discovers that an individual reading a newspaper with the same name has died mysteriously. Convinced that this is a perfect opportunity to make up a new life, Mattia Pascal decides to change his identity, calling himself Arturo Meis. He moved to Rome after many trips in the family Paleari, Mattia Pascal goes to meet his fate.

Cast[edit]

  • Marcello Mastroianni - Mattia Pascal
  • Senta Berger - Clara
  • Flavio Bucci - Terenzio Papiano
  • Laura Morante - Adriana Paleari
  • Laura del Sol - Romilda Pescatore
  • Caroline Berg - Véronique
  • Andréa Ferréol - Silvia Caporale
  • Bernard Blier - Anselmo Paleari
  • Alessandro Haber - Mino Pomino
  • Néstor Garay - Giambattista Malagna
  • Rosalia Maggio - Vedova Pescatore
  • Clelia Rondinella - Oliva Salvoni
  • Carlo Bagno - Pellegrinotto, dattilografo
  • Flora Cantone - Madre di Mattia
  • Helen Stirling - Zia Scolastica
  • François Marinovich - Padre di Pomino
  • Elettra Mancini Ferrua - Domestica casa Pascal
  • Paul Muller - Ladro di fiches a Montecarlo
  • Victor Cavallo - Avv. Cirino Settebellezze
  • Tonino Proietti - Amante di Clara
  • Giuseppe Cederna - Biscazziere elegante a Venezia
  • Peter Berling - Aristide Melainassis
  • Roberto Accornero - Suicida a Montecarlo
  • Alessandro Varesco - Giovane jettatore a Montecarlo
  • Enio Drovandi - Ernesto Piromalli (as Ennio Drovandi)
  • Anna Marzetti Antonelli - Dudù, ragazza punk (as Anna Antonelli)
  • Carmine Faraco - Un pregiudicato
  • Gianni Baghino - Appuntato di P.S. (as Giovanni Baghino)
  • Stefano Mazzitelli - Portiere d'albergo
  • Cesare Bazzato - Faccia patibolare a Venezia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NY Times: The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal". NY Times.com. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 

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