To Want to Fly

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Volere volare
Volere Volare.jpg
Theatrical release poster.
Directed by Guido Manuli
Maurizio Nichetti
Produced by Mario Cecchi Gori
Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Ernesto Di Sabro
Written by Guido Manuli
Maurizio Nichetti
Music by Manuel De Sica
Peter Westheimer
Cinematography Mario Battistoni
Edited by Rita Rossi
Distributed by Fine Line Features
Release date
1 March 1991
Running time
94 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian

Volere volare (To Want to Fly) is a 1991 Italian comedy film co-written, co-directed by and starring Maurizio Nichetti. It is a live-action movie with a cartoon character. The male lead is a man who dubs sound effects for cartoons and who is slowly turning into a cartoon himself. Right before this starts he meets a woman with a very unusual job with whom he falls in love. His transformation complicates both his private and professional life.

Plot summary[edit]

Maurizio is a funny and clumsy Italian voice actor for cartoons. Martina is a handyman woman, who charges from curious people with ambitions to realize their desires crazy for a short time. The two meet, and falls in love. Martina in fact loves the funny voice actor. One day, however, Maurizio, during dubbing, suffers an accident and slowly starts to turn into a cartoon...


  • Maurizio Nichetti ... Maurizio 'Sbaffino'
  • Angela Finocchiaro ... Martina
  • Mariella Valentini ... Loredana
  • Patrizio Roversi ... Patrizio
  • Remo Remotti ... The 'Child'
  • Mario Gravier ... Architect at Home #1
  • Luigi Gravier ... Architect at Home #2
  • Renato Scarpa ... Clerk
  • Massimo Sarchielli ... Chef
  • Osvaldo Salvi ... Necrophyle man
  • Lisa Biondi ... Necrophyle woman
  • Enrico Grazioli ... Taxi driver
  • Mario Pardi ... Thief
  • Valeria Cavalli ... Woman on the street
  • Rocco Cosentino ... Shop assistant
  • Sergio Cosentino ... Shop assistant
  • Aldo Izzo ... Client
  • Riccardo Magherini ... Client in store of Loredana
  • Rosanna Olmo ... Dubber
  • Regina Stagnitti ... Actress in movie
  • Lidia Biondi

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