Macaroni (film)

Macaroni (Italian: Maccheroni) is a 1985 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Ettore Scola.[1] The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2]

Film poster
Directed byEttore Scola
Produced byFranco Committeri
Aurelio De Laurentiis
Luigi De Laurentiis
Written byRuggero Maccari
Furio Scarpelli
Ettore Scola
StarringJack Lemmon
Marcello Mastroianni
Music byArmando Trovajoli
CinematographyClaudio Ragona
Edited byCarla Simoncelli
Release date
  • 24 October 1985 (1985-10-24)
Running time
104 minutes


Jack Lemmon plays a successful, physically exhausted, pill-popping American businessman, going through a divorce, who visits Naples, Italy. He spends several days there as a guest of a local business acquaintance, played by Marcello Mastroianni, who has a more laid-back philosophy and is devoted to his large family. In the process, Lemmon's character learns how to relax and live the good life.


  • Jack Lemmon as Robert Traven
  • Marcello Mastroianni as Antonio Jasiello
  • Daria Nicolodi as Laura Di Falco
  • Isa Danieli as Carmelina Jasiello
  • Maria Luisa Santella as Door Keeper
  • Patrizia Sacchi as Virginia
  • Bruno Esposito as Giulio Jasiello
  • Orsetta Gregoretti as Young actress in theater
  • Marc Berman as French record producer
  • Jean-Fran├žois Perrier as French record producer
  • Giovanna Sanfilippo as Maria
  • Fabio Tenore as Pasqualino (the little monk)
  • Marta Bifano as Luisella
  • Aldo De Martino as Cottone (theater manager)
  • Tilde De Spirito as The villain's mistress (as Clotilde De Spirito)

See also


  1. "NY Times: Macaroni". NY Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  2. Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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