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All Screwed Up (1974)

Tutto a posto e niente in ordine (original title)
A multitude of immigrants, struggling to survive in Milan, rent an apartment and face the reality of everyday life in the metropoly.


Lina Wertmüller




Cast overview, first billed only:
Luigi Diberti ... Gigi
Lina Polito Lina Polito ... Mariuccia
Nino Bignamini Nino Bignamini ... Carletto
Sara Rapisarda Sara Rapisarda ... Adelina
Giuliana Calandra ... Biki
Isa Danieli ... Isotta
Claudio Camaso ... Bruno - cook from Turin (as Claudio Volontè)
Renato Rotondo Renato Rotondo ... Sante
Maria Teresa Albani Maria Teresa Albani
Luigi Zitta Luigi Zitta ... (as Luigi Zita)
Renato Zamengo Renato Zamengo
Loredana Martinez Loredana Martinez ... Rosa (as Loredana Martínez)
Salvatore Emilio Salvatore Emilio
Maria Sciacca Maria Sciacca
Aldo Puglisi Aldo Puglisi ... Cook
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A group of immigrants from the south of Italy live collectively in the Milano's suburbia in the 1974. Not only they share the house, but also hopes and troubles that in those years where part of the Italian society. Loves and fights among them are the mirror of the difficult environment in which the poor south Italians found themselves in the 70s in the industrial cities of north Italy. Written by 1felco

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The building where the protagonists live in Milan, old fashioned but very close to more modern buildings, was already old at the time of the movie (1974) but still exists nowadays. See more »


Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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Serious comedy.
7 December 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

ALL SCREWED UP is an Italian comedy with serious overtones, made by Italy's "bambina terribile", Lina Wertmuller, in 1974 just before beginning SWEPT AWAY. It is a colorful and lively story about a group of young migrant workers and the problems they encounter after moving from southern Italy to northern Italy's bustling metropolis, Milan. They include two country yokels played by Luigi Diberti and Nino Bignamini. They all live together in a sort of commune. Some work in a slaughterhouse, others in a huge hell-hole of a pizzeria kitchen run by an exploiting wheelchair-ridden old crone. The place is itself an image of that crazy carnival called Italian urban life. Luchino Visconti's ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS had similar situations. A few of the migrants end up as thieves. Santo, the father of seven children, gets mixed up with some neo-fascists and goes to jail for a crime he didn't commit. Some of the girls are waitresses and chambermaids who moonlight as prostitutes, The film is a whirlwind of action, and its scenes have a frenzied quality. Its energy and Italianate charm produce many good moments (those wonderful old men who shout "hungry, hungry!" in front of a store.) Yet the characters never emerge as anything more than interesting stereotypes, and Ms. Wertmuller's social criticism is schematic and superficial. The original Italian title translates as "Everything in place, nothing in order."

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21 February 1974 (Italy) See more »

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Everything Ready, Nothing Works See more »

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