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Il Sorpasso

Il Sorpasso

Il Sorpasso

1962 / 107min / DCP

DIRECTOR: DINO RISI

CAST: VITTORIO GASSMAN, JEAN-LOUIS TRINTIGNANT

Risi’s rollicking Commedia All’Italiana classic of social satire brings together an unforgettable odd couple: Bruno (Vittorio Gassman), a strapping, irresponsible womanizer, and Roberto (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a nebbish, introverted law student, as they take the impromptu tour of the Tuscan countryside together. Two of the greatest stars of the 1960s in a perfect actor’s duet, Il Sorpasso is a bittersweet, humane, and deeply funny film, as well as a snapshot of Italy in the mid-century, infiltrated by commercialized consumer culture and torn between tradition and swinging modernity.