The Icicle Thief Poster

Release Date: 1989

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
A cheeky satire of television and an ode to Italian neo-realist films, this playful movie features director Maurizio Nichetti playing himself. The filmmaker becomes distressed when one of his classic black-and-white movies airs on TV and is frequently interrupted by gaudy color commercials. As the film and the ads begin to overlap, and the movie's characters attempt to leave their tragic situations for consumer bliss, Nichetti enters the television world to try and sort things out.

Cast: Maurizio Nichetti, Caterina Sylos Labini, Federico Rizzo, Renato Scarpa, Ernesto Calindri

Director: Maurizio Nichetti

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: Playful, Madcap, 1980s