Count Tacchia

Il conte Tacchia, internationally released as Count Tacchia, is a 1982 Italian comedy film directed by Sergio Corbucci.[1]

Count Tacchia
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Directed bySergio Corbucci
Written byLuciano Vincenzoni
Sergio Donati
Sergio Corbucci
Massimo Franciosa
StarringEnrico Montesano
Vittorio Gassman
Paolo Panelli
Zoe Chauveau
Ninetto Davoli
CinematographyLuigi Kuveiller
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Music byArmando Trovajoli
Release date
Running time
118 min
141 min (director's cut)

The main character of the film is inspired by the real count Tacchia, Adriano Bennicelli.[2]


In 1910 in Rome, the poor carpenter Francesco, by a twist of fate, is recognized as a member of a noble family in the process of decay. Francesco knows the cynical and ruthless Prince Torquato Terenzi, disappointed by life and progress, and also falls in love with the beautiful Duchess Elisa.

When Prince Terenzi dies, Francesco realizes that he is not enriched by the inheritance, because the noble family is broke; so he enlists himself for the Italo-Turkish War in Libya, but quickly returns to Italy, disgusted by the atrocities of the fighting.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 8877424230.
  2. ^ Claudio Rendina. Storia insolita di Roma. Newton & Compton, 2001. ISBN 88-8289-519-X.

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