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Moretti's Comedies
340 Ratings

I Am Self-Sufficient

Io sono un autarchico

Directed by Nanni Moretti
Italy, 1976
  • Italian
  • English
Moretti's Comedies


Michele, abandoned by his wife, lives with his son in a tiny apartment in Rome. His friends are all he has left, among which Fabio, who persuades Michele and the rest of the gang to put on a play.

Our take

If you only know Palme d’Or winner The Son’s Room, Nanni Moretti’s early comedies will be a special treat. Shot on Super 8, this debut feature already boasts a perfect balance between autobiography, social commentary and satire, launching what would become the Moretti touch.

I Am Self-Sufficient Directed by Nanni Moretti

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