Il malato immaginario

Il malato immaginario (internationally released as Hypochondriac) is a 1979 Italian comedy film directed by Tonino Cervi.[1] It is a loose adaptation of Molière's Le Malade imaginaire set in 1600 papal Rome.[2]

(Il malato immaginario)
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Directed byTonino Cervi
Written byAlberto Sordi, Tonino Cervi, Cesare Frugoni (from Molière)
StarringAlberto Sordi
Music byPiero Piccioni
CinematographyArmando Nannuzzi
Edited byNino Baragli
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
110 min


In Rome the rich and stingy landowner Argante believed to be sick in any possible harm, although born as a fish. Another thing that the cruel man holds great attention is his money and his contract with a young doctor for the wedding of his daughter Lucrezia. In fact, the good catch is considered the girl a total moron who knows nothing about medicine, but Don Argante not pay much attention and just think to combine the deal as soon as possible. Meanwhile his wife, without his or her knowledge, betrays him with another. Comes the doctor betrothed his daughter to the house of Argante, as he finds himself in yet another false relapse, and thus begins to visit him. Argante now realizes the nonsense that says the young but is only about money and does not care. Later, between the master and his servant turns a strong argument that Argante is not loved by anyone in the family except by his servants. To test the family Argante is persuaded by the servants to pretend to be dead in order to discover the hatred that his wife and family have of him and so it happens. As if that were not enough rich to the poor has been stolen also deposit money.



  1. ^ Enrico Giacovelli. La commedia all'italiana. Gremese Editore, 1995. ISBN 8876058737.
  2. ^ Irene Bignardi (10 January 1980). "Il malato immaginario". L'Espresso.

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