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THE USUAL UNIDENTIFIED THIEVES - Films of 1958

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8:30 PM (GMT)

THE USUAL UNIDENTIFIED THIEVES - Films of 1958

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The film starts at 20.30. If you cannot come, please cancel your booking. No eating in the cinema. Please make a donation when you leave. Thank you!
Dec 20, 2016 Free  
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FILMS OF 1958

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THE USUAL UNIDENTIFIED THIEVES

Dir.: MARIO MONICELLI

 

When I was thirteen, my parents, Uncle Joe, Aunt Estelle and I wept with nearly nonstop laughter through a television viewing of Mario Monicelli’s I Soliti ignoti (The Usual Unidentified Thieves). Uncle Joe, who was born in Italy, loved Italian films—even those whose politics and social mores were far more liberal than his own. But who doesn’t love this heist spoof, a riotous send-up of Jules Dassin’s somber Rififi (1955)?
Thieves begins with an attempted car theft in the wee hours. The horn gets stuck in its sounding mode. As the thief tries to vacate the scene, his coat gets caught in the door. Cut to prison, to what will become a visual refrain: a chain of incarcerated men in a military quick-step. Thief to lawyer: “I’ve got to get out right away. I have a job to pull that will get me sent up for life!” Solution: someone has to be hired to confess to the crime and take the thief’s place. But it must be a first-time offender so he gets only six months. Does anyone know such an innocent?
Peppe, an inept boxer, gets into prison all right, but somehow the actual criminal isn’t let out—and poor Peppe is sentenced to three years! Frustrated, the thief shares with Peppe the big job he has planned. Now in the know, Peppe tells the fellow the truth: he got a one-year suspended sentence. Released, Peppe recruits his buddies for the perfect, easy crime. But what bumblers they all turn out to be!
The splendid script is by Monicelli, Suso Cecchi d’Amico, and the team of Agenore Incrocci and Furio Scarpelli. And the cast is to die for: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, a luscious teenaged Claudia Cardinale, and Totò.

 -Dennis Grunes

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FILM STARTS AT 8.30 PM

102 mins

Please do not eat in the cinema

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82 Saint Marychurch Street
SE16 4HZ London
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8:30 PM (GMT)


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Sands Films is a busy film studio and production facility set up in an 18C warehouse

in Rotherhithe since 1975.

 

In 2005 Sands Films started a Cinema Club in its screening room.

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