Luna e l'Altra

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Nichetti's characteristically broad, sentimental comedy concerns a well-meaning but strait-laced teacher living with her disenchanted father in mid-'50s Milan. A magic lantern which she confiscates from some kids from a travelling circus liberates the teacher's free-spirited shadow. The shadow takes a room in the local bordello and generally scandalises the town (still partly inhabited by fascist sympathisers), causing much embarrassment to the woman's more stolid self. It's winsome and ingratiating, and not helped by all the obligatory circus and brass-band stuff, or by the director's own performance as the school janitor in love with the heroine. Technically clever, though.

By: GA


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Maurizio Nichetti
Maurizio Nichetti, Stefano Albé, Nello Correale, Laura Rischetto
Iaia Forte
Aurelio Fierro
Luigi Burruano
Ivano Marescotti
Maurizio Nichetti
Eraldo Turra
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