In the heat of the August fair holiday, Bruno Cortona cruises the streets of Rome in his powerful Lancia Aurelia Sport. Quite by chance he meets Roberto, a young university student. Roberto is fascinated by the carefree, easy life Bruno leads and agrees to spend the day with him…
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Great laughs blend easily with Risi's compassion for his subjects, Bruno and Roberto, who although opposites, connect to each other because of their loneliness. Mature, felt, and hilarious. A comedy masterpiece.
The movie finally has become actual. Hordes of old farts and critics have spent their time complaining it was a prophetic movie for their generation and finally it has become true since a decade more or less. It must have been fun for them pushing younger people down the cliff at the end.