Roma Bene

Roma Bene is a 1971 Italian comedy-drama film starring Virna Lisi, Nino Manfredi, Irene Papas and Senta Berger.

Roma Bene
Film poster
Directed byCarlo Lizzani
Produced byNino Crisman
Written byNicola Badalucco
Edith Bieber
Carlo Lizzani
StarringNino Manfredi
Virna Lisi
Senta Berger
Michèle Mercier
Irene Papas
Music byLuis Enriquez Bacalov
CinematographyGiuseppe Ruzzolini
Distributed byCompagnia Edizioni Internazionali
Release date
  • 1971 (1971)
Running time
100 minutes


The classic scene of the upper middle-class in Rome: a duchess, the industrial husband and the many apparently respectable characters. It is actually a parade of dingy types: the Baron is a jewel thief, among the others there are social climbers, unscrupulous nobles who staged fake kidnappings and extortion attempts, and even a wife who comes to commission the murder of the ship-owner husband. The fate of these people will be the same: death at sea, but their misdeeds instead will remain unaddressed and an overzealous police commissioner will be promoted and transferred.


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