Cinema: Bitte? Prego!


Directed by Franco Brusati

Screenplay by Franco Brusati, laia Fiastri and Nino Manfredi

We are in a sunny Swiss park. Birds twitter. Seated on chairs in the grass, a string quartet plays Mozart. Well-dressed passers-by enjoy the sedate and placid scene. Along comes Nino, a waiter on his day off, a lover of music and birds, a man at peace with the world. He sits under a tree, takes a hero sandwich out of his pocket, unwraps it and—CHOMP!—the birds fall silent, the string quartet loses its place, and the passers-by glance about...

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