Primary school teacher Mr. Mombelli, nevertheless satisfied with his life, is driven by his wife to resign and starting a new activity. He invests in a little footwear factory, buta financial review by fiscal authorities drives the firm to ruin.
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Black comedy with Claire Bloom, an ambitious schoolteacher's wife, becoming during the course of a year successively a laborer, head of a little company and finally the mistress of an industrialist. Her husband Alberto Sordi, in turn, will be a schoolteacher, head of a little company and finally schoolteacher again. Misogynous movie? I leave it to you to decide. Recommended.
Non è pane per i denti di Petri, la storia di Mastronardi (sono certa che Monicelli avrebbe saputo fare di meglio). Il tono del film è sbagliato e sbagliatissimo è soprattutto Sordi nei panni del maestro Mombelli.