Living It Up


Time Out says

Lightly likeable study of a marriage in decline, set against a backdrop of widespread unemployment and a shift from socialism to free market get-up-and-go. Bigagli's steelworker gets laid off, suffers poor health, and sees his hitherto faithful wife (the somewhat stunning Ferilli) have an affair with a smarmy local TV celeb. What's interesting is that she's viewed at least as sympathetically as the film's nominal hero; indeed, it's unfathomable why such a lively, intelligent, resourceful woman would be attracted to a lazy, depressive, self-pitying ugly mug like Bigagli in the first place. A minor but promising first feature.


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Paolo Virzi
Francesco Bruni, Paolo Virzi
Claudio Bigagli
Sabrina Ferilli
Massimo Ghini
Giorgio Algranti
Emanuele Barresi
Paola Tiziana Cruciani