Plot & Details
Roberto Benigni), perhaps Italy's greatest stand-up comic of all time, keeps audiences doubled over with laughter in this fast-paced documentary compiling some of the best moments from his improvised routines. Along with his performances are equally entertaining interviews with journalists. A few leaps of non-logic take Benigni from non-sequitur to a comically skewed view of reality that milks many sacred cows for all they're worth. He refers to Pope John Paul II as "the greatest living Pope in Italy," and suggests that Italy could solve its economic woes by annexing Switzerland. Since Benigni's humor is spontaneous and primarily verbal, relying on puns and wordplay in Italian, this documentary will be best appreciated by native speakers.