Le coppie

Sordi transmutes the picture centrally, one is outclassed (Monicelli states the formula initially as whoredom pure and simple) among skimpy millionaires on a resort isle, as opposed to free beaches crowded to the limit and beyond, polluted, good cheer prevailing nonetheless, while the wedding anniversary is spent not counting the cost among beautiful people whose air is refined almost out of existence, as one would say.

“La camera”, the sought-for hotel room, goes to a skinny little rich kid of an American girl, the management is German or backed by Germans, one spends the night behind bars, admiring the sea view.

De Sica shares the punchline with Bertolucci in “Il leone”.