Cinema: A Man & His Tapeworm

Fiasco in Milan. Italy's Carlo Pisacane is a 72-year-old comedian who portrays a sadly dilapidated object called The Little Shack (Capannelle). Capannelle stands 5 ft. 4 in., weighs 132 Ibs., and looks like Jimmy Durante trying to look like Mohandas Gandhi. He has the innocence of Durante, the gentleness of Gandhi, and a stupidity that is all his own. He swaggers about the slums of Rome in what he demurely describes as "sportswear": moldy sneakers, maggoty jodhpurs, a blazing blazer apparently made from an old American flag. His head sticks up like the little bald ball on top of a flagpole....

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