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630 Ratings

Big Deal on Madonna Street

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Directed by Mario Monicelli
Italy, 1958
Comedy, Crime


An all-star cast and jazzy score highlight this charming comedy, a deft satire of classic caper films like Rififi. Big Deal on Madonna Street hilariously details the plight of a sad-sack group of bumbling thieves and their desperate attempts to pull off the perfect heist.

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Big Deal on Madonna Street Directed by Mario Monicelli

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1959 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Locarno International Film Festival

1959 | Winner: Funniest Film

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1958 | Winner: Silver Seashell

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1959 | 3 wins including: Best Screenplay

1959 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

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