The Boom (Il boom) (1963) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Boom (Il boom) (1963)

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Giovanni Alberti (Alberto Sordi), a mid-level executive during the economic boom following World War II, goes to absurd lengths to maintain his wife Silvia's (Gianna Maria Canale) standard of living. When Signora Bausetti (Elena Nicolai), the wife of a wealthy industrialist, makes him an offer that would wipe out all of his debts, Giovanni is faced with an eye-popping dilemma.

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Critic Reviews for The Boom (Il boom)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Imagine Buster Keaton crossed with David Lynch, with a bit of Billy Wilder satire tossed into the mix, and you'll have a rough idea of the wild and crazy tightrope 1963's absurdist "Il Boom" manages to walk.

July 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Written by Cesare Zavattini, who did the screenplays for many of De Sica's best-known works, the movie skewers the mendacity inherent in the postwar economic resurgence in his country.

June 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Vibrant, funny, and disturbing.

June 14, 2017 | Full Review…

This ostensible farce might be a surprise, but the tragic undercurrent that pervades the storyline fits well into [De Sica]'s longstanding left-wing sociopolitical concerns.

June 14, 2017 | Full Review…

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