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Big Deal on Madonna Street(1958)
Wed May 23, 7:30 PM
CINEPHILES FILM CLUB
Big Deal on Madonna Street (Italian: I soliti ignoti, also released as Persons Unknown in the UK) is a 1958 Italian criminal-comedy film, directed by Mario Monicelli,[1] and considered to be among the masterpieces of Italian cinema. Its original title translates as "the usual unknown persons", a journalistic and bureaucratic euphemism for "unidentified criminals". The film is a comedy about a group of small-time thieves and ne'er-do-wells who bungle an attempt to burgle a state-run pawn shop (Monte di Pietà in Italian) in Rome.

Director: Mario Monicelli
Writers: Agenore Incrocci (story) (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (story)
Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori

Introduction - 10 mins
The movie starts at 7:10 PM
20 minutes post-screening discussion