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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The 1962 Cult Hit Il Sorpasso Returns to Baffle the 21st Century

Posted by on Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

IL SORPASSO Total pig at left.
  • IL SORPASSO Total pig at left.

This 1962 Italian cult film from director Dino Risi is a time capsule that’s hard to know how to take. It’s the classic odd-couple setup: Carefree, fast-driving, good-time-guy Bruno (Vittorio Gassman) is living the unexamined life to the hilt when he happens to meet uptight law student Roberto (Jean-Louis Trintignant). Road trip! It’s initially charming in a dated way, but it becomes more and more clear that Bruno is a total pig...



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