Directed by Dino Risi. Screenplay by Ettore Scola and Ruggero Cecchi Maccari.
Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Catherine Spaak.
Lovers of Italian film have something to celebrate - a new restoration of a classic of Commedia all'italiana genre that gave us Marriage Italian Style, directed by Dino Risi! This jazzed-up, early-'60s road movie begins in Rome, where a middle-aged playboy (Vittorio Gassman) driving a Lancia convertible convinces a serious law student (the impossibly young Jean-Louis Trintignant), to tag along on a trip up the sun-drenched coast to Tuscany. The good life of catchy pop music (The Saint Tropez Twist) and girls in bikinis has its thrill, but a undercurrent of danger and ennui is never far from the surface. Called the 'maestro of Italian comedy,' Dino Risi won an Oscar® nomination for his original version of Scent of a Woman.
"Never has the charm, corruption, delight and danger of the reckless life been more brilliantly portrayed. Gassman's performance is spectacular!" - New York Time Out.