Italian Comedy Genre: I Soliti Ignoti
Italians are known for different genres of film, the comedy among them. This movie is considered to be among the masterpieces of Italian filmmaking and is one reason why we’re seeing it. Another is that it is one of my favorite films (Italian or English!)
This movie is about a group of petty thieves who set about to break in to a pawn shop. The film revolves around their efforts to break into the apartment next to the pawnshop and their subsequent discovery. We will watch this movie in Italian, with English subtitles. There are several things that you will notice while watching this movie. Use this sheet as a study guide for the exam.
Although we speak English, there is an importance to the Italian spoken in the movie. What is it?
Who was the director of this film?
Why was this movie important socially?
The movie focuses on the plight of the poor. Tell me about some of the main characters in the movie: