I magliari (1959)
I magliari (1959)

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I magliari

I magliari

Francesco Rosi | Italy | 1959 | Unclassified (15+)

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Wed 5 Jun 2024

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Co-written by Cecchi d’Amico, Rosi’s gritty and atmospheric second feature is a tale mired in the increasingly borderless, itinerant and opportunistic world of post-war Europe. Alberto Sordi stars as an Italian travelling salesman attempting to “swindle” his German customers by fraudulently selling them inferior cloth. Meeting up with a naïve fellow Italian he proceeds to teach him the ropes. Mostly shot on location in Hanover and Hamburg, Rosi’s richly detailed drama is a fascinating portrait of class, nationality, the “economic miracle” of post-war Germany and the less certain fate of its wartime ally.

35mm print courtesy of Cinecittà Luce.

Presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute.

Format: 35mm
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Source: Cinecittà Luce
Courtesy: RAI
Runtime: 116 mins

Event duration

116 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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