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We Want the Colonels (1973)
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We Want the Colonels (1973)
Original name: Vogliamo i colonnelli
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Italy 1973. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi) is an ultra-right-wing congressman that doesn't agree anymore with his fascist party policy. He contacts many Italian Army officers and built a net of relationship in order to organize a Coup d'Etat (Golpe). Something goes wrong and the Interior Minister (Home Secretary) Mr. Li Masi (Lino Pugliesi) got the all information about the attempted Golpe. So the Minister organizes a counter-Golpe. Tritoni desperately, to save his project, kidnaps the Italian Republic President (Claude Dauphin) that immediately dies for heartache. Now Minister Mr. Li Masi is free to lay down the law to the rest of the country, realizing basically the actual Golpe! Tritoni surrenders and will spend rest of his time trying to sell his ideas about managing Golpe in Africa!
Style: political
Plot: coup d'etat, politics, fascism, satire, military coup, fascist, military, politician, power struggle, paradox, democracy, grudge, italian fascism, curfew, prime minister, military officer, clandestine, uniform, italian army, italian soldier, beret, italian politics, years of lead
Time: 70s
Place: italy

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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 121 min.
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The Fascist (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: italian comedy
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
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I Am Self Sufficient (1976)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michele Apicella lives in Rome, in an apartment paid for by his father. Abandoned by his wife and his son Andrea, he occupies his time acting in an experimental theater company under the artistic direction of his friend Fabio.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The Nixon Administration falls apart in a farcical manner in the time of the Watergate Scandal.
Style: political comedy, parody, political
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Time: 70s
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Duration: 120 min.
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Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
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Country: Italy, France
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Country: Italy
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Style: italian comedy
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Place: italy
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 126 min.
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Place: italy, rome italy
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Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Emanuelle (Gemser) arrives in the small Italian village heads start turning and eyes start popping. All males in the town are falling all over themselves trying to get a look (or a feel) of the new doctor. One in particular is the fiancee of ...
Style: sex comedy, sexploitation film
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Place: italy
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