In 1962 “Il sorpasso” by Dino Risi was released, a road movie halfway between Italian comedy and social denunciation.

The naive Bruno Cortona, played by Vittorio Gassman, reckless and braggart, drags the meek and shy Roberto Mariani, Jean Louis Trintignant, on an aimless mid-August journey.

Traveling north, after stopping in…

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Patrizia Poli

Patrizia Poli

Patrizia Poli was born in Livorno in 1961. Writer of fiction and blogger, she published six novels.