Ultimo tango a Zagarol

Ultimo tango a Zagarol (internationally released as The Last Italian Tango and Last Tango in Zagarol) is a 1973 Italian comedy film directed by Nando Cicero. It is a parody of Last Tango in Paris, set in the town of Zagarolo, in the province of Rome.[1]

Ultimo tango a Zagarol
(The Last Italian Tango)
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Directed byNando Cicero
Written byMario Mariani
Nando Cicero
Marino Onorato
Produced byMario Mariani
StarringFranco Franchi
Martine Beswick
CinematographyLuciano Trasatti
Edited byAlessandro Peticca
Music byUbaldo Continiello
Franco Franchi
Distributed byVariety Distribution
Release date
  • 1973 (1973)
Running time
100 minutes

The film had great commercial success, grossing about 950 million lire.[1]

According to the film critic Robert Firsching, "the humor is primarily of the cheap bathroom variety, as subtlety has never been director Nando Cicero's strong point, but there are some genuine laughs for the tolerant".[2]


Franco has a controlling wife who forces her carnal needs on him. She also has a lover who hides in the attic, with whom she liaises when Franco falls asleep. Franco, angered on discovering this situation, meets a beautiful girl who's into erotic games. When his wife discovers her husband's affair with the mysterious girl, the trouble begins...



  1. ^ a b Franco e Ciccio Superstar", Cine70, Volume 4, Coniglio Editore, 2003.
  2. ^ Robert Firsching (2015). "Ultimo Tango a Zagarol (1973)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2013.

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