Director: CARLO VERDONE
Reigning Italian comic Carlo Verdone and rising young star Silvio Muccino are paired together in this “light laugher with a serious underbelly,” writes veteran Variety critic Deborah Young. “The chemistry works just fine in a fluidly told, cross-generational tale about the destructiveness of making enemies and the importance of family. With winning thesps and nothing provincial about it, this is one Italian comedy that could travel…”
In his 20th film as director-star, Verdone puts on the self-important mask of Achille, manager of a hotel chain owned by his wife (Agnese Nan). When he fires a hotel maid for stealing, Achille earns the curse of her son, Orfeo (Muccino), who diabolically sets about destroying his personal and professional life. Orfeo doesn’t realize the girl he’s madly in love with (Ana Caterina Morariu) is Achille’s daughter.
(In Italian with English subtitles)
ITALY • 2006 • 110 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: CARLO VERDONE