Rossini! Rossini!

Rossini! Rossini! is a 1991 Italian biographical film written and directed by Mario Monicelli. It depicts real life events of composer Gioachino Rossini.[1] Monicelli replaced Robert Altman that, due to differences with the production, gave up.[2][3] The film won the David di Donatello for Best Costumes.[4]

Rossini! Rossini!
Directed byMario Monicelli
Written byMario Monicelli, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Nicola Badalucco, Bruno Cagli
StarringSergio Castellitto
Music byGiovanni Pergolesi, Gioachino Rossini
CinematographyFranco Di Giacomo
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Release date
Running time
130 min


In 1868 the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini is already famous all over the country. However, his last opera The Barber of Seville is not understood and even booed by the audience at La Scala for the indecency of the sets and love situations. Also disappointed by the replicas at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, then Rossini decides to move to Paris, where he is hailed as a genius.



  1. Leonardo De Franceschi. Lo sguardo eclettico: il cinema di Mario Monicelli. Marsilio, 2001. ISBN 8831777637.
  2. Ivana Delvino. I film di Mario Monicelli. Gremese Editore, 2008. ISBN 8884404770.
  3. Roberto Chiti; Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I Film. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401372.
  4. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.

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