ComplexesLuigi Filippo D’Amico, Dino Risi & Franco Rossi
Tributes and Retrospectives
Country: Italy France
D: Luigi Filippo D’Amico, Dino Risi, Franco Rossi
F: Ennio Guarnieri, Mario Montuori
E: Roberto Cinquini, Giorgio Serrallonga
DA: Giancarlo Bartolini Salimbeni, Giorgio Giovannini, Luciano Spadoni
S: Biagio Fiorelli, Ferdinando Pescetelli, Giulio Tagliacozzo
M: Armando Trovajoli
P: Ennio Di Meo, Gianni di Stolfo, Gianni Hecht Lucari, Mario Milani, Egidio Quarantotto
CP: Documento Film, S.P.C.E.
I: Nino Manfredi, Ilaria Occhini, Riccardo Garrone, Umberto D'Orsi, Ugo Tognazzi, Alberto Sordi
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Once Italian cinema left neorealism and the hopes that movement had of a social renaissance, the directors turned to shaping their diverse mirror images of the result of that reconstruction; focusing on the paths certain individuals and groups had to cross in order to achieve prosperity or simply to find their place. During the 1960s, the release of episodic films like Complexes would become common. In them, small stories would illustrate aspects and customs of Italian life from that period. In the most well-known of these three episodes, Sordi plays an overqualified, elegant applicant for a job as news anchor at RAI, who overcomes every challenge and obstacle presented by a jury that is noticeably trying to exclude him due to the size of his teeth, but at the same time is fearful of stating such a ridiculous reason.
Luigi was born in 1924. His first feature, Bravissimo (1955), was the beginning of a collaboration with Alberto Sordi that would continue through in many films. Dino was born in Milan, 1916, he is one of the most prominent Italian comedy filmmakers. Franco was born in Florence in 1919. He gained popularity when he directed Alberto Sordi in Il seduttore (1954).