Ladri di saponette
Fanciful pastiche that blurs the lines between life and art.
Director Maurizio Nichetti is invited by a TV studio to introduce a screening of his best-known film, 'Ladri di saponette' ('The Icicle Thieves'). But Nichetti is horrified to discover that his neo-realist tale of poverty is to be interspersed with garish commercials. When a power cut causes the film and adverts to become mixed up, Nichetti must enter the film world to protect his creation. (Cert. PG)
In Italian with English subtitles. Off-air recording, CH.4, 05/07/1998.
IT FILM 34(DVD) Open access