Il ladrone

Il ladrone (internationally released as The Good Thief and The Thief) is a 1980 Italian comedy film written and directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile.[1]

Il ladrone
(The Good Thief)
Directed byPasquale Festa Campanile
Produced byFulvio Lucisano
Written byPasquale Festa Campanile, Ottavo Jemma
StarringEnrico Montesano, Edwige Fenech, Claudio Cassinelli
Music byEnnio Morricone
CinematographyGiancarlo Ferrando
Edited byAlberto Gallitti
Distributed byIIF - Fulvio Lucisano
Release date
  • 1980 (1980)
Running time
112 min
154 min (director's cut)

For his performance in this film and in Aragosta a colazione, Enrico Montesano was awarded with a Special David di Donatello.[2]


In Palestine the thief Caleb deceives his victims with fake miracles, and the man gets very upset when he learns that a young man by the name of Christ, the Messiah, performs real miracles, healing people and raising the dead. Caleb is jailed by the Romans. He will die along with the Messiah.



  1. "Il ladrone buono, dal Vangelo alla commedia". La Stampa. 10 February 1980.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.

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