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COSE DA PAZZI

by Vincenzo Salemme

synopsis

Giuseppe Cocuzza, a state official starts receiving mysterious packages filled with money. His wife Francesca, sister Livia and daughter Giulietta are all so enthusiastic about all this money, they convince him to keep it ,and spend it as soon as possible. Joining this group of women is Fedor, a trapeze artist from dubious hungarian origins, that after having seduced and abandoned Livia, leaving her with a retarded child, Renatino, and without money, on hearing the news of this windfall, retraces his steps and returns. For some time now, the money arrives on the 27th day of each month. But, poor Cocuzza is so scared about getting caught, and feels his anxiety rise, as he also begins receiving visit from bizarre characters : a state pension inspector who speaks with a strict sicilian dialect, a postman with severe speech impediments, an enthusiastic nun who at one point takes off her veils to announce her real hidden identity: she's a man, Felice C, who in a flashback scene, will take us back eleven years... From Vincenzo Salemme's play by the same name.

original title: Cose da pazzi
country: Italy
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Vincenzo Salemme
film run: 91'
release date: IT 25/03/2005
screenplay: Vincenzo Salemme
cast: Vincenzo Salemme, Maurizio Casagrande, Biagio Izzo, Lidia Vitale, Teresa Del Vecchio, Carlo Croccolo, Fanny Cadeo
film editing: Mauro Bonanni
art director: Maurizio Marchitelli
costumes designer: Francesca Sartori
music: Francesco De Luca
producer: Vittorio Cecchi Gori
production: Cecchi Gori Group
distributor: Medusa Film
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