Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate) (1974)

Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate) (1974)

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Movie Info

A hard-working Sicilian heads for Switzerland in search of a better life in this gentle, sweet-sour Italian comedy. Despite the poor fellow's best efforts to fit in with his neighbors, he never quite seems to make it.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
CIC

Cast

Nino Manfredi
as Nino Garofalo
Anna Karina
as Elena
Johnny Dorelli
as Italian Industrialist
Paolo Turco
as Gianni
Ugo D'Alessio
as Old Man
Gianfranco Barra
as The Turk
Giorgio Cerioni
as Police Inspector
Max Delys
as Renzo
Umberto Raho
as Maitre
Nelide Giammarco
as The Blonde
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Critic Reviews for Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate)

All Critics (4)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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July 1, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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December 30, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Pane e Cioccolata (Bread and Chocolate)

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
Jason 123 D

Super Reviewer

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. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

Both funny and sad, always charming. A wonderful comedy, in a way only Italians can do. Delightful performance by Nino Manfredi. Fine screenplay and direction. Very likable and entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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