Bread and Chocolate Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nino Manfredi, Johnny Dorelli, Anna Karina

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Nino Garofolo (Manfredi), a working-class Italian immigrant, tries to find a place for himself in cool and methodical Switzerland. Although he tries to hide his Italian background, Nino flops as a waiter, and even as an employee of a chicken-plucking farm. But he is determined to succeed, no matter how bad his situation gets. Nino meets many people of different nationalities in much the same fix, from Elena (Karina), a Greek teacher trying to raise her musical prodigy of a son, to an Italian magnate (Dorelli) who has some shady plans for Nino. This 1973 Italian film is multilingual -- there are German, Greek, Italian, and Turkish characters -- and mostly charming.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian    -   Swiss Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Switzerland Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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