Strange Occasion

Quelle strane occasioni, internationally released as Strange Occasion, is a 1976 Italian anthology comedy film directed by Luigi Comencini, Nanni Loy and Luigi Magni. Loy didn't accepted to sign his segment, Italian Superman, that results directed by "Anonimo" (Anonymous).[1]

Strange Occasion
Directed byLuigi Comencini
Nanni Loy
Luigi Magni
Produced byFausto Saraceni
Written bySergio Corbucci
Leo Benvenuti
Piero De Bernardi
Rodolfo Sonego
StarringNino Manfredi
Alberto Sordi
Paolo Villaggio
Stefania Sandrelli
Music byPiero Piccioni
CinematographyArmando Nannuzzi
Aldo Tonti
Edited byNino Baragli
Ruggero Mastroianni
Franco Fraticelli
Distributed byCineriz
Release date
  • 23 December 1976 (1976-12-23)
Running time
120 minutes

I segment

Giobatta is an Italian seller of chestnut cake; he moves to the Netherlands to make a fortune. One night during a robbery, a thief to steel the money feels his body, and realizes that Giobatta is very "gifted". So the thief doors Giovatta in a night club so that he performs as a porn star.

II segment

Antonio is a man who has the taboo of sex. When his wife and daughter go on holiday, at the door of the house of Antonio knocks the beautiful Cristina, a Swedish girl, the daughter of a friend of his. Antonio begins to fall in love, and so Cristina falls in love with him too. That night the two have sex, and the day after Cristina, believing that Antonio has a very clear conception of sex, tells him that his wife made love with her father. Antonio, indignant, doesn't....... welcome his wife.

III segment

In Rome, a bishop: Ascanio, is stuck in the elevator of a building with a beautiful woman. The bishop was going to see his mistress, but now he is stuck, and then Ascanio goes having a chat with the woman about sexual matters, expressing all his indignation at the manner in which the Italians of that time approach to sex. The woman manifests sound moral principles; but at the end, when the elevator is unlocked, the contradictions of the two characters are shown.



  1. Enrico Giacovelli. La commedia all'italiana. Gremese Editore, 1995.

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