Il sorpasso (Aquele Que Sabe Viver, Easy Life)

Media: Streaming Only
Author/Director: Dino Risi
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, Italian

The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman (Big Deal on Madonna Street) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (Z) as, respectively, a waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and the bookish law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to rural Southern Italy. An unpredictable journey that careens from slapstick to tragedy, this film, directed by Dino Risi (the original Scent of a Woman), is a wildly entertaining commentary on the pleasures and consequences of the good life. A holy grail of commedia all'italiana, Il sorpasso is so fresh and exciting that one can easily see why it has long been adored in Italy.

The media for this film is located in the Wallace collection (DVD1302--click the link below), but the catalog listing shows the title as "Easy Life" and the DVD cover bears the Portuguese title, Aquele Aue Sabe Viver.  That DVD also has only Portuguese subtitles.

More Information:
MTLC ID: 5725
Wallace Catalog Number: b2164701