1961-1970ComedyCommedia all'ItalianaFranco RossiItalyMario MonicelliMauro BologniniPier Paolo PasoliniPino ZacShort FilmSteno

Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Steno, Pino Zac, Franco Rossi – Capriccio all’italiana AKA Caprice Italian Style (1968)


The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.

Italian PORTMANTEAU film, a bit uneven.

Segment four by Pier Paolo Pasolini is by far the best; a completely MINDBLOWING and DERANGED rendering of OTHELLO played in a puppet theatre with human marionettes!
TOTÒ has the main role in this, and also in segment 2, where he hates Italian beatniks and stalks them as THE SUNDAY MONSTER! Both segments are very funny in completely different ways, but segment 2 would probably not have worked without Totò.
Segment 5 is completely unlike everything else; four minutes short, based on a animated cartoon by Pino Zac, and with Silvana Mangano as the Queen of England, and with guest appearances by James Bond (model Sean Connery)! The other three segments are fully watchable, although not so FAR OUT as number 2, 4 and 5.


1. Mario Monicelli: “La bambinaia/THE NURSEMAID”, 5m.
(Silvana Mangano)

2. Steno: “Il mostro della dominica/THE SUNDAY MONSTER”, 22m.
(Totò, Regina Seiffert, Ugo d’Alessio, Dante Maggio)

3. Mauro Bolognini: “Perché?/WHY?”, 4m. (Silvana Mangano)

4. Pier Paolo Pasolini: “Che cosa le nuvole?/WHAT ARE CLOUDS? 15m. (Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Laura Betti, Adriana Asti, Franco Franhi)

5. Pino Zac & Franco Rossi: “Viaggio di lavoro/WORK TRIP”, 4m. (Silvana Mangano)

6. Mauro Bolognini: “La gelosia/JEALOUS WOMAN”, 21m.
(Walter Chiari, Ira von Fürstenberg)

— MovingPictures (Letterboxd)


Subtitles:English (muxed & srt)

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