Il sorpasso
1962

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A.K.A
The Overtaking
Genre
Classics
Director
Dino Risi
Starring
Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Spaak, Jean Louis Trintignant, Claudio Gora
Year produced
1962
Running time
108'

In this Italian cult movie, a shy, young student meets an immature, middle-aged man by chance and the two end up spending the day together. it being the middle of August and a national holiday, the city is deserted and the two set off in search of adventure by car. A series of amusing and touching episodes follow but the tale ends in tragedy when the irresponsible behavior of the elder man causes his companion’s death in a horrible car crash.



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