Plot & Details
This is a slapdash comedy that has several popular Italian television stars in cameos, as well as references to television in the plot (director Renzo Arbore is more involved in the TV medium than in film). The rather weak humor lies in ad-libs and improvisation rather than in a carefully scripted, well-routed scenario. Renzo Arbore plays a film director who has had the good fortune of getting his hands on a Federico Fellini script - it blew out of Fellini's apartment window and into the car the director is driving. Arbore is also a talent scout pushing an aspiring singer named Lucia (Pietra Montecorvina). She does gain some attention with a loud protest song that highlights the rivalry between the north and south in Italy, performed while at the San Remo song festival. The two meager plot lines exist only as vehicles for the improvised humor - and when the actors do not improvise that well, the movie suffers.