A Hero of Our Times

A Hero of Our Times (Italian: Un eroe dei nostri tempi) is a 1955 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli and starring Alberto Sordi.[1]

A Hero of Our Times
Italian poster
Directed byMario Monicelli
Produced byFranco Cristaldi
Written byRodolfo Sonego
Mario Monicelli
Story byRodolfo Sonego
StarringAlberto Sordi
Franca Valeri
Giovanna Ralli
Tina Pica
Music byNino Rota
CinematographyTino Santoni
Edited byAdriana Novelli
Distributed byTitanus
Release date
  • 1955 (1955)
Running time
85 minutes


Alberto is an employee who is the Italian average of society of the Fifties. Alberto is a go-getter, attached only to his work, and believes that everyone meets him wants to bring Alberto bad luck. Alberto refuses every contact with other people, but soon finds himself caught in misunderstandings and so the people, to take revenge on him and his meanness, force him to change his identity.



  1. "NY Times: A Hero of Our Times". NY Times. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  2. "Quando anche l'ironia è raffinata".
  3. "Ralli, Giovanna".
  4. "Mino Doro".

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