Directed by Vittorio de Sica
Starring Alberto Sordi, Gianna-Maria Canale and Ettore Geri
Out To Own On DVD
April 23rd, 2012
UK DVD PREMIERE
IL BOOM is a hilarious, one of a kind, bittersweet Italian comedy from groundbreaking director Vittorio De Sica (Bicycle Thieves, Umberto D), set during the Italian economic miracle which transformed the country in the span of a decade, from the late 50s to the onset of the 70s.
Giovanni (ALBERTO SORDI from The Best of Enemies) lives far beyond his means to provide for his wife’s worldly needs (GIANNA MARIA CANALE from I Vampiri). Nearly insolvent and terribly worried at the idea of losing his wife, he thinks of committing suicide when an ad gives him hope again: a rich man is offering a life changing amount of money to anyone able to give him one of his eyes.
The film will also screen at this year’s Italian Film Festival in Scotland. Dates are as follows:
- GFT: April 18
- Edinburgh Filmhouse: April 24
DVD Tech specs: Cert: PG / Feature Running Time: 85 min approx. / Region 2 / Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 / Black & White / Audio: Mono 2.0 / English language / Cat No: OPTD2362 / RRP: £15.99