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Il Sorpasso (The Easy Life)

Italy | 1962 | Dino Risi

Il Sorpasso (The Easy Life)

In one of the great examples of Commedia all'italiana, a brash, middle-aged playboy (Vittorio Gassman) takes an uptight young law student (Jean-Louis Trintignant) on a two-day, top-down, summer joy ride in his sports car. They speed along the Italian coast, ogling girls and having a series of carefree adventures. Dino Risi's masterpiece, set during Italy's postwar economic boom, is perhaps the first modern-day road movie. But this favorite of Martin Scorsese and Alexander Payne has been out of release in the U.S. for decades—until now. "Five stars (highest rating)...Unmissable." -Time Out New York.

107 min. Subtitles. Blu-ray. New Digital Restoration! Cleveland revival premiere.

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