Monday, April 30, Room 9A, 5pm
Directed by: Lina Wertmuller Starring: Mariangela Melato and Giancarlo Giannini
Release date: 1972 Genre: Comedy, Drama
Running time: 125 minutes Language: Italian with English subtitles
Set in both Sicily and mainland Italy, the film follows the adventures of a man nicknamed Mimi. Mimi is a poor labourer who is pressured by his employers to vote for the mafia candidate in a local election. Frustrated by the system and assured that the ballot will be secret Mimi votes for the communist representative instead. However he is fired and assured he will never work again as the ballot was not secret. Disgusted Mimi flees to Turin, while his wife, Rosalia, stays in Sicily.