Hilarious comedy has Italian mime artist Nichetti playing a man whose overactive imagination keeps him from any success in the way of a job or romance. He attempts to solve this by building a robot in his image, dressed like the hipsters of the disco generation. The robot succeeds where Nichetti can’t, but winds up blowing a fuse when Finocchiaro attempts to seduce it. This leads to the discovery that Nichetti and Finocchiaro have a lot in common. –TVGuide.com
Nichetti was born in Milano, Italy, on May 8, 1948. He graduated from Architecture School in 1975 at the Politecnico in Milano. While in Architecture School, he attended Decroux pupil Marise Flach’s Mime School at “Il Piccolo Teatro” in Milano, where he subsequently worked for some years.
In 1971 Nichetti began his collaboration as scriptwriter for the cartoonist Bruno Bozzetto eventually extending his collaboration to direct commercials and industrial film. From 1971 to 1978 Nichetti wrote 3 Mr. Rossi feature films, the well-known Bruno Bozzetto animated character. He also co-wrote the classic live-action/animation feature film “ALLEGRO NON TROPPO”, (Play Bill) where he played the leading role. During these years he also wrote and acted in two short live comic films, “OPPIO PER OPPIO” and “LA CABINA”. In 1975 Nichetti founded “QUELLIDIGROCK”, a mime school, later to become a well-known Milan based theater company. In 1978 Nichetti wrote, produced and directed a 30 minutes comic… read more