V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Anni facili

V' 16

Anni facili

Luigi Zampa
I, 1953
98min, OmeU

Bild: Cinémathèque suisse

Anni facili

Luigi Zampa
I, 1953
, 98min, OmeU

Actors: 
Nino Taranto
Prof. Luigi De Francesco
Alda Mangini
Fedora
Gino Buzzanca
Baron La Prua
Clelia Matania
Rosina
Armenia Balducci
Baronesse
Screenplay: 
Sergio Amidei
Vitaliano Brancati
Luigi Zampa
Vincenzo Talarico
Sound: 
Biagio Fiorelli
Camera: 
Aldo Tonti
Editor: 
Eraldo Da Roma
Composer: 
Nino Rota
Decoration: 
Piero Gherardi
Costume: 
Marilù Carteny

Production: 
Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

ANNI FACILI is the story of a Sicilian professor who moves to Rome, gets lost in the maze of Roman ministries and gives in to corruption. Three revisions of the script were needed before getting the green light for the production. It was judged a “deliberately scandalous and savagely self-destructive” film, and the censor certificate took forever to be issued. The official reason: satire of a corrupt state bureaucracy. The hidden reason: the satire of neo-fascists, which triggered the lawsuit of the fascist Marshal Graziani. This time Giulio Andreotti did not subdue the liberties taken by government officials. As the film was released “l’Unità” exclaimed: “A victory for anti-fascism and for Italian film.” It was true, and for once critics smiled on Zampa. “The story of ANNI FACILI demonstrates once again how a merely civic – forget revolutionary – impetus is weak in Italy and how ingrained instead is the idea that certain parts, situations and people of our society are sacred and untouchable,” wrote Alberto Moravia in “L’Europeo”. (Alberto Pezzota)

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