Sorpasso [Criterion Collection]

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Regarded by many as Dino Risi's finest film, The Easy Life (Il Sorpasso) casts Vittorio Gassman as Bruno, a jaded, aging roue, who introduces young Roberto Mariani Jean-Louis Trintignant to his hedonistic lifestyle.. Previously a man with a purpose in life, Roberto soon becomes as wanton and wastrelly as Bruno. The older man is proud of his handiwork--until tragedy strikes. Risi sagaciously sets his moral fable against the beauties of the Riviera; we may not approve of Bruno's lifestyle, but we certainly understand why it appeals to him. Among the screenwriters of The Easy Life was Ettora Scola, a frequent Dino Risi and Vittorio de Sica collaborator and an excellent director in his own right. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
4/29/14 
Studio
Criterion
Length
1 hour, 45 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
Video Features
  • New introduction by filmmaker Alexander Payne
  • New interviews with Screenwriter Ettore Scola and film scholar Rémi Fournier Lanzoni
  • Interview from 2004 with Director Dino Risi, conducted by film critic Jean A. Gili
  • Introduction by actor Jean-Louis Trintignant from a 1983 French television broadcast of the film
  • A Beautiful Vacation, a 2006 documentary on Risi featuring interviews with the Director and his collaborators and friends
  • Excerpts from a 2012 documentary that returns to Castiglioncello, the location for the film's beach scenes
  • Excerpts from Speaking with Gassman, a 2005 documentary on the relationship between actor Vittorio Gassman and Risi, directed by Risi's son Marco
  • Trailer
  • Plus: An essay by critic Phillip Lopate
Number of Discs
2

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