A Hero of Our Times

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A Hero of Our Times
Italian poster
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Produced by Franco Cristaldi
Written by Rodolfo Sonego
Mario Monicelli
Story by Rodolfo Sonego
Starring Alberto Sordi
Franca Valeri
Giovanna Ralli
Tina Pica
Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography Tino Santoni
Edited by Adriana Novelli
Distributed by Titanus
Release date
  • 1955 (1955)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

A Hero of Our Times (Italian: Un eroe dei nostri tempi) is a 1955 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli and starring Alberto Sordi.[1]


Alberto is an employee who is the Italian average of society of the Fifties. Alberto is a go-getter, attached only to his work, and believes that everyone meets him wants to bring Alberto bad luck. Alberto refuses every contact with other people, but soon finds himself caught in misunderstandings and so the people, to take revenge on him and his meanness, force him to change his identity.



  1. ^ "NY Times: A Hero of Our Times". NY Times. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 

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