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I'm Photogenic (1980)

Sono fotogenico (original title)
Antonio Barozzi, an aspiring actor, goes to Rome to seek both fame and fortune.

Director:

Dino Risi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Renato Pozzetto ... Antonio Barozzi
Edwige Fenech ... Cinzia Pancaldi
Aldo Maccione ... Pedretti - Lawyer
Julien Guiomar ... Carlo Simoni
Michel Galabru ... Del Giudice - Producer
Gino Santercole Gino Santercole ... Sergio
Massimo Boldi ... Sandro Rubizzi
Livia Ermolli Livia Ermolli ... Laura Barozzi
Paolo Baroni Paolo Baroni ... Paolino
Eolo Capritti Eolo Capritti ... Nuvola Bianca
Salvatore Campochiaro Salvatore Campochiaro ... Augusto
Luigi Di Sales Luigi Di Sales
Attilio Dottesio ... Attilio Turchese
Bruna Cealti Bruna Cealti
Guido Mariotti Guido Mariotti ... Arcibaldo Barozzi
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Italian censorship visa # 74900 delivered on 21-3-1980. See more »

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References Cop or Hood (1979) See more »

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Ricominciamo
Written by Luigi Albertelli and Bruno Tavernese
Performed by Adriano Pappalardo
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How to remain a nobody in the movie business
15 November 2003 | by Chip_douglasSee all my reviews

Antonio Barozzi (Renato Pozzetto) moves from Lago Maggiore to Rome to become an actor. He does not realize his agent (Aldo Maccione) and acting coach (Julien Guiomar) are only manipulating him to further their own careers. A great deal of European stars have small parts or cameo's, some parodying themselves. Edwige Fenech is the most prominent of these, playing a starlet willing to sleep with anyone to get where and what she wants.

While stuck in an elevator for what seems like forever, a famous movie producer (Michel Galabru) offers Antonio a part in a Hollywood production. It is ironic that the footage shot in L.A. looks like it was all filmed on one day of driving around town. Hollywood turns out to be the final crippling blow for Antonio when he is forced to become a stuntman.

This cynical look at the movie business is just a collection of unrelated comic scenes. In the end, both Antonio and the film have still achieved nothing. His moronic character does not exactly conjure up a lot of sympathy either. At least Edwige Fenech is always worth a look, earning the film another point (though she only appears sporadically).

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Release Date:

16 March 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fotogén vagyok See more »

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