Manolesta is a 1981 Italian comedy film directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile.[1][2]

Directed byPasquale Festa Campanile
Music byDetto Mariano
CinematographyGiancarlo Ferrando


Gino Quirino aka Manolesta, a thief and a con man, lives on a barge anchored on the Tiber with Bruno, his young son. Gino ends up in the crosshairs of the social worker Dr. Angela De Maria, and he is forced to find an honest job.



  1. Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 887742429X.
  2. Andrea Pergolari. Verso la commedia: momenti del cinema di Steno, Salce, Festa Campanile. Firenze libri, 2002.

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