Larmes de joie

by Mario Monicelli 1h46min Italy 1960
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Film details

Larmes de joie
by Mario Monicelli

On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs into an old acting acquaintance (Toto), who is helping a professional pickpocket (Ben Gazzara) steal from people during the hustle-bustle of New Year's Eve festivities. During the course of the evening, they have numerous crazy, humorous adventures all over Rome at different parties, restaurants, and even the Trevi fountain. Magnani's character (Tortorella) falls for Gazzara's character (Lello) without knowing what he's up to, while Toto tries to placate them both.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Anna Magnani : Gioia 'Tortorella' Fabbricotti
  • Totò : Umberto 'Infortunio' Pennazzuto
  • Ben Gazzara : Lello
  • And with: Fred Clark, Edy Vessel, Gina Rovere, Toni Ucci


  • Director Mario Monicelli
  • Scenario Mario Monicelli, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli
  • Original work author Alberto Moravia
  • Photo director Leonida Barboni
  • Set Design Piero Gherardi
  • Sound Mario Messina
  • Editing Adriana Novelli
  • Original music Lelio Luttazzi
  • Producer Silvio Clementelli
  • Production Compagny Titanus
  • Distributor SND

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio2,35:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1960
  • Release date for France08/13/1962
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageItalian
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