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Il Sorpasso

Opens on September 21

Director: Dino Risi Run Time: 105 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 1962 Language: Italian w/ English subtitles

Starring: Catherine Spaak, Claudio Gora, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Luciana Angiolillo, Vittorio Gassman

Tagline: The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany. With an unpredictable journey that veers from slapstick to tragedy, this film, directed by Dino Risi, is a wildly entertaining commentary on the pleasures and consequences of the “good life”. A holy grail of commedia all’italiana, Il sorpasso is so fresh and exciting that one can easily see why it has long been adored in Italy.


Thursday, September 21, 2023: 7:00

Ticket Prices: $12 Regular / $10 Students & Seniors / $9 Members

Tickets must be purchased via the San Diego Italian Film Festival’s website:

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