Yuppi du

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Yuppi du
Yuppi du film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byAdriano Celentano
Written byAdriano Celentano
Alberto Silvestri
StarringClaudia Mori, Adriano Celentano
Music byAdriano Celentano
CinematographyAlfio Contini
Edited byAdriano Celentano
Release date
  • 1975 (1975)
Running time
120 minutes
105 min (restored version distributed on DVD)

Yuppi du is a 1975 Italian comedy film directed by Adriano Celentano. It was entered into the 1975 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


Felice Pietà is a man of modest means living with his second wife, Adelaide. Together, they raise Monica, from his first marriage with Silvia, who committed suicide long ago.

Having never really accepted the disappearance of Silvia, Felice returns one last time to the place where his ex-wife had taken her own life. Silvia reappears, however, revealing to have left because of poverty and being tired of the easy life she was leading with Felice in Venice. Felice leaves Adelaide to start a new life with Silvia.

When Silvia decides to leave for London to clear things up with her husband, Felice proposes to bring his daughter. Silvia therefore parts, but does not return. Only after a few months Felice learns where he lives Silvia, along with Monica. Reaches them then to Milan, where the rich husband of Silvia emphasizes the protagonist legal difficulties he would face in trying to get back her daughter. At this point, Felice - using the same logic "market" - suggests the sale by weight of Monica. Silvia's husband tries to haggle over weight, and eventually pay 45 million for the child. On the return trip by train to Venice, Felice meets a woman the same as Silvia. The silent dialogue takes place through voiceovers of the characters (as has happened elsewhere in the film): the promise of eternal love and happiness made by the woman, Felice says she can not believe more love and know that in reality 'sole purpose of her is to take away his money.

In the film, several subplots are also important, related the story of the violence suffered by Napoleon's girlfriend, to death by accident on the work of Scognamillo, as well as several found visual, narrative, comedy.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Yuppi du". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 4 May 2009.

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