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“After 55 years, Vittorio De Sica’s brilliant and biting comedy ‘Il Boom’ is finally getting its much-deserved U.S. release…Made in 1963 at the peak of Italy’s postwar economic boom, the film follows everyman Alberto Sordi as a small time businessman who, after having fallen in love and married a woman from a wealthy family, falls quickly and disastrously into massive debt trying to keep her happy. At the end of his rope, and after having humiliated himself with each of his affluent friends asking for help, Sordi receives an unthinkable offer, made even worse by the fact that he can’t turn it down…” (Sonya Redi, Screen Slate)
1963 Vittorio De Sica 1.85:1 bw DCP 88 min. In Italian with English subtitles.