Release Date: September 18th, 1998
Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 42 min.
Two separate narratives tell stories of life in Italy. In the first, set in 1930s Rome, Felice (Antonio Albanese), an aging opera singer, is forced to quit singing and become an accountant. While he sleeps, he bursts out in fits of laughter. His suspicious wife, Marika (Elena Ghiaurov), thinks she's being laughed at. The conflict that ensues could ruin their marriage. In the second piece, a kidnapping in contemporary Sicily is eerily similar to a crime that took place a century earlier.
Director: Paolo Taviani