Amici miei (My Friends)


Amici miei (My Friends)

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The famed Italian film director Pietro Germi (his sharply observant and satirical films include The Immoralist, and Divorce Italian Style) began work on this comedy, but died before he could do more than write the screenplay. However, he lived long enough to choose Mario Monicelli as his successor. In the story, four friends keep their friendship alive and their Tuscan town lively by means of an endless series of practical jokes and pranks of various sorts. Perozzi (Philippe Noiret) works on the night desk of a newspaper, reporting on crime. Mascetti (Ugo Tognazzi), an aristocrat, has seen better days. They are joined in mischief by Melandri (Gastone Moschin) and Necci (Duilio DelPrete), an architect and a cafe-owner by profession respectively. When the town doctor (Adolfo Celi) manages to outwit the collective efforts of the four, he is soon invited to join their little club. The rhythms of life in a cheerful provincial town are effectively unveiled in this zany and affectionate film. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Amici miei (My Friends)

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  • Germi's script is a nostalgic and bitter model that approaches Italian reality symbolized in four young friends determined to engage in silly adventures that can give meaning to their lives. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Amici miei (My Friends)

  • Oct 12, 2011
    Pietro Germi's inheritance has arrived, but it was not an easy task to choose a heir, not only because it was necessary to portray Germi's original vision, but also because Italian comedy did not have quite a good reputation internationally, especially with a guy named Lando Buzzanca perverting the genre and accepting any nasty role. Luckily, this lighthearted masterpiece, deeper than what it may seem at first glance, draws its effectiveness from a deep character development and the creativity behind. We are submerged into Tuscany and their respective lives in this colonial place subject to mayhem. With that, psychologically, everything becomes funnier. Comedy in a very pure form. That's the secret, Hollywood; don't you get it? 98/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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