Il... Belpaese

Il... Belpaese (Italian for "The... Beautiful Country") is a 1977 black comedy film written and directed by Luciano Salce and starring Paolo Villaggio and Silvia Dionisio.[1][2][3]

Il... Belpaese
Directed byLuciano Salce
Produced byFulvio Lucisano
Written byCastellano & Pipolo
Luciano Salce
Paolo Villaggio
StarringPaolo Villaggio
Silvia Dionisio
Music byGianni Boncompagni
Piergiorgio Farina
Paolo Ormi
CinematographyEnnio Guarnieri
Edited byAntonio Siciliano
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)
Running time
115 minutes


Guido Berardinelli is an unfortunate tanker man, returned to Italy after eight years of work on an oil platform in Persian gulf. Guido doesn't knows nothing of the social movement in Italy of the '70s, especially in Milan, and so when arrives, he discovers that his "beautiful country" (BelpaesE) is a total disaster! However, Guido tries to live within the law, opening a watch store, but he is constantly being targeted by the Mafia...



  1. Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia; Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 1992. ISBN 8876055932.
  2. Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti - Dizionario dei film. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.
  3. Laura Morandini; Luisa Morandini; Morando Morandini. Il Morandini 2011. Dizionario dei film. Zanichelli, 2010. ISBN 8808227227.

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