Il Sorpasso

Overview

Regarded by many as Dino Risi's finest film, The Easy Life Il Sorpasso casts Vittorio Gassman as Bruno, a jaded, aging roue, who introduces young Roberto Mariani Jean-Louis Trintignant to his hedonistic lifestyle.. Previously a man with a purpose in life, Roberto soon becomes as wanton and wastrelly as Bruno. The older man is proud of his handiwork--until tragedy strikes. Risi sagaciously sets his moral fable against the beauties of the Riviera; we may not approve of Bruno's lifestyle, but we certainly understand...
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Overview

Regarded by many as Dino Risi's finest film, The Easy Life Il Sorpasso casts Vittorio Gassman as Bruno, a jaded, aging roue, who introduces young Roberto Mariani Jean-Louis Trintignant to his hedonistic lifestyle.. Previously a man with a purpose in life, Roberto soon becomes as wanton and wastrelly as Bruno. The older man is proud of his handiwork--until tragedy strikes. Risi sagaciously sets his moral fable against the beauties of the Riviera; we may not approve of Bruno's lifestyle, but we certainly understand why it appeals to him. Among the screenwriters of The Easy Life was Ettora Scola, a frequent Dino Risi and Vittorio de Sica collaborator and an excellent director in his own right.
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Special Features

New introduction by filmmaker Alexander Payne; New interviews with Screenwriter Ettore Scola and film scholar Rémi Fournier Lanzoni; Interview from 2004 with Director Dino Risi, conducted by film critic Jean A. Gili; Introduction by actor Jean-Louis Trintignant from a 1983 French television broadcast of the film; A Beautiful Vacation, a 2006 documentary on Risi featuring interviews with the Director and his collaborators and friends; Excerpts from a 2012 documentary that returns to Castiglioncello, the location for the film's beach scenes; Excerpts from Speaking with Glassman, a 2005 documentary on the relationship between actor Vittorio Gassman and Risi, Directed by Risi's son Marco ; Trailer; Plus: A booklet featuring essays by critics Phillip Lopate and Antonio Monda, as well as excerpts from Risi's writings, with an introduction by film historian and critic Valerio Caprara
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2014
  • UPC: 715515114912
  • Original Release: 1962
  • Rating:

  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1A
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD / B&W
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 26,736

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vittorio Gassman Bruno Cortona
Jean-Louis Trintignant Roberto Mariani
Catherine Spaak Lilly Cortona
Luciana Angiolillo Bruno's Wife
Linda Sini Aunt Lidia
Corrado Olmi Alfredo
Claudio Gora Bibi, Lilly's Fiance
Edda Ferronao
Nando Angelini
Franca Polesello
Technical Credits
Dino Risi Director, Screenwriter
Alfio Contini Cinematographer
Mario Cecchi Gori Producer
Maurizio Lucidi Editor
Ruggero Maccari Screenwriter
Riz Ortolani Score Composer
Ugo Pericoli Art Director, Costumes/Costume Designer, Production Designer
Ettore Scola Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Il Sorpasso
1. Finding a Phone [8:10]
2. On the Road [9:32]
3. Highway Accident [5:00]
4. Stopping for Cigarettes [6:33]
5. Another Passenger [3:33]
6. Fish Soup and Flirting [8:41]
7. Childhood Memories [6:34]
8. Family Secrets [6:01]
9. Valeria [2:39]
10. Change of Plans [1:47]
11. Parting Ways [5:28]
12. Dancing at the Club [7:19]
13. Bruno's Homecoming [5:29]
14. Lilli's Fiancé [7:39]
15. The Beach [5:53]
16. Father and Daughter [4:25]
17. Playing Ping-Pong [6:32]
18. On the Road Again [3:58]
1. Color Bars
Disc #2 -- Il Sorpasso
1. Childhood/Early Career [10:19]
2. Risi in the 1950s/Cynicism [11:20]
3. Gassman/Ll Sorpassol/The "Risi Touch" [11:07]
4. l Mostril/The Critics/Manfredi [7:33]
5. Sex/Politics/Tognazzi [4:06]
6. Risi in the 1970s/Oscars [3:48]
7. Sentimentalism/Later Work [7:02]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Il Sorpasso
   Introduction By Alexander Payne
   Play The Movie
   Chapters
   Supplements
      Dino Risi
         Play
      Jean-Louis Trintignant
         Play
      Back To Castiglioncello
         Play
      Trailer
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On/Off
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Disc #2 -- Il Sorpasso
   Ettore Scola
      Play
   Rémi Fournier Lanzoni
      Play
   A Beautiful Vacation
      Play
      Index
   Speaking With Gassman
      Play
   Subtitles
      Subtitles: On/Off
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