Il Sorpasso

Il Sorpasso

Vittorio Gassman
Director: Dino Risi Cast: Vittorio Gassman
Vittorio Gassman
, Jean-Louis Trintignant
Jean-Louis Trintignant
, Catherine Spaak
Catherine Spaak
Dino Risi

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2014
UPC: 0715515114912
Original Release: 1962
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: 1A
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 15,821

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

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 Actor
Nando Angelini Actor
Franca Polesello Actor

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

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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