Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate) 1974

Bread and Chocolate

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Ever-bumbling Nino (Nino Manfredi) is an illegal Italian immigrant working in a Swiss hotel. Waiting on the wealthy, he feels as if he's carved out his own place in paradise. When he loses his job after being arrested for urinating in public, Nino is desperate to stay in the country. He goes into hiding, ends up living in a chicken shack and eventually decides to dye his hair blonde and pass himself off as a German. However, Nino grows to have doubts about hiding his heritage and identity.

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Nino Manfredi
Nino Garofalo
Johnny Dorelli
Italian Industrialist

Critic Reviews for Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate)

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Audience Reviews for Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate)

  • Oct 25, 2012
    I feel like I missed many cultural references and so I don't quite find it as funny as it's supposed to be.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 14, 2012
    From 1974 this Italian piece plays at first like several skits from the old Saturday Night Live or even (going further back) the Carol Burnett Show, but soon you realise these light seeming comic moments have a heart and a soul as we follow one immigrant's journey to belong in a land of wealth and promise. Better than even its own beginning ... which might be on purpose.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2006
    [font=Century Gothic]In "Bread and Chocolate", Nino(Nino Manfredi) is an Italian citizen, living and working as a waiter in the promised land of Switzerland. He is hopeful to send for his family and is competing for a permanent position at a restaurant with an immigrant from Turkey. Nino is trying so hard to keep his nose clean, that he delays in notifying the authorities about the body he discovers in the woods. However, he is summoned into a meeting with the police on a relatively minor matter of public urination... [/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Bread and Chocolate" is a poignant and gentle comedy of manners about trying to succeed in a strange country and the conflict between making a better living there and the ensuing homesickness. While it does not have the impact of "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul"(which was made around the same time), this movie still has plenty to say on the subject of immigration and assimilation.[/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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