Bread and Chocolate

Pane e cioccolata
by Franco Brusati 1h40min Italy 1974
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Film details

Bread and Chocolate
by Franco Brusati

Italian immigrant tries to become a member of Swiss society but fails as a waiter and even as a chicken plucker. He then becomes involved with shady wealthy character and tries to hide his Italian identity. He refuses to give up no matter how awful his situation.

Status of the VoD copy


  • Nino Manfredi : Giovanni/Nino Garofoli
  • Anna Karina : Elena
  • Johnny Dorelli : L'industriel
  • And with: Paolo Turco, Ugo D'alessio, Tano Cimarosa, Gianfranco Barra, Giorgio Cerioni, Francesco D'Adda, Geoffrey Copleston


  • Director Franco Brusati
  • Scenario Jaja Fiastri, Nino Manfredi
  • Original work author Franco Brusati
  • Photo director Luciano Tovoli
  • Set Design Luigi Scaccianoce
  • Costume Design Guido Patrizio
  • Sound Claudio Maielli
  • Sound mix Franco Bassi, Lino Messina
  • Editing Mario Morra
  • Original music Daniel Patucchi
  • Producer Maurizio Lodi-Fé
  • Excutive producer Turi Vasile
  • Production Compagny Verona Produzione
  • Distributor Paramount Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1974
  • Release date for France02/23/1977
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageItalian
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