Il Bidone

Film

Time Out says

A pair of provincial con-men (Crawford and Basehart) pose as priests to swindle ignorant peasant farmers, but what begins as comedy turns sour, cruel, and finally tragic. Characteristically, Fellini stacks the pack with a final victim of great facial beauty, palsied legs and obscurantist belief, after which it is only a matter of time before bad Brod receives his comeuppance on a stony hillside. Most of Fellini's preoccupations are present, but in 1955 had not yet blown the obligation to tell a story off-course.

Details

Release details

Rated:
PG
Duration:
114 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Federico Fellini
Screenwriter:
Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli
Cast:
Broderick Crawford
Giulietta Masina
Richard Basehart
Franco Fabrizi
Alberto De Amicis