Comedies involving Nino Manfredi


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This section is for comedies involving Nino Manfredi as an actor, director or writer. By default the movies are presented starting with those ranking highest on the laugh-o-meter, but you can also sort them by year, title or IMDB rating.

About Nino

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Nino Manfredi is said to have been born on Tuesday 22 March 1921 and to have died on Friday 4 June 2004, at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 12 days.

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Nino Manfredi was credited as writer and actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 59 years old.
Café Express posterCafé Express
      1980 | Italy | Laughs: 2.0 (Light-Hearted) | imdb: 7.2
      wikipedia | who was involved?

This lighthearted movie lies in the tradition of Italian movies that depict the plight of "the common people", and the lead role is a shoe-in for Nino Manfredi six years after Bread and Chocolate. The railroad authorities have decided to nab a man who sells coffee on trains without a license, and we meet all kinds of characters over the course of an overnight journey. No real laughs as that's not the movie's genre, but it's a pleasant watch, often funny and sometimes touching. (Last viewed: July 2014)

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Nino Manfredi was credited as actor in the following film.
At the time, he would have been about 42 years old.
El Verdugo posterThe Executioner (El Verdugo)
      1963 | Spain | Laughs: 2.0 (Watch Once) | imdb: 8.1
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A handsome undertaker who has a hard time attracting ladies marries someone who faced a similar problem: an executioner's daughter. Soon he inherits the job of his father in law so the family can remain entitled to a spacious flat, but is terribly afraid of ever having to execute anyone.

Even though I didn't laugh out loud, I smiled a lot and found this movie delightful. The editing is surprising—I can't recall a movie that moves you forward so aggressively in time without using captions warning you that what you are seeing is now "three months later".

This movie made me regret not being fluent in Spanish. On the other hand language didn't seem to be a problem for Nino Manfredi, the lead character and Italian cinema superstar. I probably missed three quarters of the movie as the dialog is extremely fast and I was having a hard time keeping up with the subtitles while stealing glances at the images. In spite of that, it still felt like a unique piece and a worthwhile watch.

Edit: In case you'd like to read more about it, I suggest this review, which I found excellent. (Last viewed: February 2017)

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