Fantozzi 2

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  • R
  • 1976
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 7.7  (4,497)

Fantozzi 2 is a 1976 Italian comedy film directed by Neri Parenti and starring Paolo Villaggio, Anna Mazzamauro, and Gigi Reder. It is the second installment in the Fantozzi film series. The film picks up where the first one left off, with the titular character Ugo Fantozzi (Villaggio) still working as a low-level office clerk in a soulless corporation. Despite his best efforts to improve his station in life, Fantozzi consistently finds himself at the mercy of his insensitive and bullying superiors. His attempts to better himself and impress his boss (Reder) are constantly thwarted by bad luck, incompetence, and a general lack of respect from those around him.

Throughout the film, Fantozzi finds himself in a variety of absurd and comical situations, including a disastrous skiing trip, a nightmarish visit to a health spa, and a disastrous attempt to participate in a marathon. Though he often finds himself the victim of circumstance, Fantozzi's unflagging optimism and determination to succeed make him a sympathetic and endearing character.

Meanwhile, Fantozzi's long-suffering wife Pina (Mazzamauro) struggles to cope with her own frustrations, including a neighbor with a noisy parrot and her husband's never-ending series of misadventures. Despite the challenges they face, the couple's deep love for each other helps them persevere and keep their heads up.

As the film progresses, Fantozzi and his colleagues become increasingly disillusioned with their meaningless jobs and the uncaring corporate culture they inhabit. Their efforts to unionize and fight back against their bosses lead to a chaotic and hilarious showdown that further cements Fantozzi's place as a lovable underdog.

Throughout its runtime, Fantozzi 2 delivers a constant stream of witty one-liners, sight gags, and physical comedy. Its satire of corporate culture and bureaucracy remains relevant and biting even today, while its portrayal of the struggles of the working-class is both relatable and poignant. Villaggio's performance as the hapless yet determined Fantozzi is masterful, and the supporting cast of Mazzamauro, Reder, and others provide ample comedic support.

Overall, Fantozzi 2 is a worthy sequel that builds upon the strengths of its predecessor while offering plenty of fresh laughs and memorable moments. Whether you're a fan of classic Italian comedy or simply enjoy watching an underdog overcome the odds, this film is a must-see.

Fantozzi 2 is a 1976 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7.

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    1 hr 43 min
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    7.7  (4,497)