Monday, May 8 – 5 pm – room 9B
This movie is part of Prof. Luca Pes’ course “Italian Contemporary History in Films”
Directed by Lina Wertmüller Starring Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato
Genres comedy, drama Release date 1972 (Italy)
Running time 125 minutes Languages Italian
Mimì is an hardheaded Left-wing Sicilian dockworker, who emigrated in Turin after voting against a Mafia kingpin in an allegedly secret election. He is contended first by his wife and, once back in Catania, by the wife of a Tax Police officer in an intricate and surreal plot. Soon Mimì finds himself juggling two demanding relationships while plotting to take revenge against the corrupt forces that ruined his life.
The film was presented in the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.