Il sorpasso

Directed by Dino Risi On April 28 at 20:00

Italy - 1966 - 108’ - Italian with French subtitles
With Vittorio Gassman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Catherine Spaak, Claudio Agora, Luciana Angiolillo, Linda Sini

Dino Risi, Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari
Alfio Contini
Maurizio Lucidi
Riz Ortolani
Produced by :
Fair Films, Incei Film, Sancro Film
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On a sunny August day, Bruno, a jaded and hedonistic forty-year-old man, asks Roberto, a young shy law student, to use his phone to make a call. In order to return the favor, Bruno takes Roberto on a drive aboard his Lancia along Rome’s Via Aurelia, introducing him to the delights of his extravagant lifestyle. But soon Bruno discovers his superficiality and fears being drawn to it further.

festivals & awards


  • Best Director, 1963 Mar del Plata Film Festival
  • Silver Ribbon Award for Best Actor (Dino Risi), 1963 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists