Colpita da improvviso benessere

Colpita da improvviso benessere ("Struck by sudden wealth") is a 1976 Italian comedy film directed by Franco Giraldi.[1][2][3]

Colpita da improvviso benessere
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Directed byFranco Giraldi
Written byBarbara Alberti
Amedeo Pagani
Ugo Pirro
Carlo Vanzina
Produced byCarlo Ponti
StarringGiovanna Ralli
CinematographyAlberto Spagnoli
Edited byRaimondo Crociani
Music byLuis Bacalov
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Elisabetta is a fishwife with petty-bourgeois aspirations who lives more uxorio with Luiso Malerba, an anarchist on strike. One day, like all his colleagues in the General Markets, he has the misfortune of running into Gigino Mancuso, an upright health inspector. At the fish market Gigino denounces several irregularities regarding the origin and hygiene of fish products, and does not hesitate to have all the goods on sale immediately and repeatedly confiscated. Among other things, Gigino requires all retailers to use only bottled water for cleaning the premises and the fish, still alive on the counters and in the tanks.

Elisabetta, who is a handsome and unscrupulous woman, tries to seduce Gigino to obtain a special treatment, hoping that he will allow himself to be bribed. In fact, Gigino is sensitive to Elizabeth's provocations, hesitates and sometimes indulges in passion, without however affecting the correctness of his work as a public official. The fruitless relationship with Gigino places Elisabetta in a bad light in the eyes of her colleagues and competitors, in particular Fernando Proietti, who decides to also use unfair means in order to grab Elisabetta's clientele and get it closed. Business is falling apart and Elizabeth is forced to borrow money in order to afford to pay a bribe; first he asks his father, butcher, who denies them, then a loan shark.


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  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876059350.
  2. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  3. ^ Laura Morandini; Luisa Morandini; Morando Morandini. Il Morandini: Dizionario dei film, 2006. Zanichelli, 2005. ISBN 8808327108.

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