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Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
(Italian: La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo) is a 1981 Italian film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. It stars Anouk Aimée and Ugo Tognazzi, who was awarded the Best Male Actor Award at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival
1981 Cannes Film Festival
for his performance.[1] In his review, Vincent Canby
Vincent Canby
describes the film as, "Bernardo Bertolucci's very good, cerebrally tantalizing new film, Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man, the story of what may or may not be a terrorist kidnapping of the sort that has been making Italian headlines with increasing frequency in recent years."[2]

Contents

1 Synopsis 2 Cast 3 References 4 External links

Synopsis[edit] In a small Italian village, Primo runs a cheese factory, but one morning he witnesses his son kidnapped by terrorists. As the film progresses, he has two problems: paying the ransom the terrorists demand and trying to save his factory which might face bankruptcy. What's a businessman like him to do? Cast[edit]

Ugo Tognazzi
Ugo Tognazzi
- Primo Spaggiari Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
- Barbara Spaggiari Laura Morante
Laura Morante
- Laura Victor Cavallo - Adelfo Olimpia Carlisi
Olimpia Carlisi
- Chiromant Vittorio Caprioli - Marshal Renato Salvatori
Renato Salvatori
- Colonel Ricky Tognazzi
Ricky Tognazzi
- Giovanni Spaggiari Gianni Migliavacca Margherita Chiari - Maid Ennio Ferrari Gaetano Ferrari - Guard Franco Trevisi Pietro Longari Ponzoni Don Backy
Don Backy
- Crossing Keeper

References[edit]

^ "Festival de Cannes: Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-31.  ^ Canby, Vincent (February 12, 1982). "Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man: A Kidnaping as Seen by Bertolucci". The New York Times. 

External links[edit]

Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
on IMDb

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Films directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Feature films

La commare secca
La commare secca
(1962) Before the Revolution
Before the Revolution
(1964) Partner (1968) The Spider's Stratagem
The Spider's Stratagem
(1970) The Conformist (1970) Last Tango in Paris
Last Tango in Paris
(1972) 1900 (1976) La Luna (1979) Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man
(1981) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
(1987) The Sheltering Sky (1990) Little Buddha
Little Buddha
(1993) Stealing Beauty
Stealing Beauty
(1996) Besieged (1998) The Dreamers (2003) Me and You (2012)

Short films

Agony (1969) Histoire d'eaux (2002)

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