The Boom (Il boom)

Giovanni Alberti (Alberto Sordi), a mid-level executive during the economic boom following World War II, goes to absurd lengths to maintain his wife Silvia's (Gianna Maria Canale) standard of living. When Signora Bausetti (Elena Nicolai), the wife of a wealthy industrialist, makes him an offer that would wipe out all of his debts, Giovanni is faced with an eye-popping dilemma.

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  • Vittorio De Sica


  • Alberto Sordi
  • Gianna Maria Canale
  • Ettore Geri
  • Elena Nicolai
  • Alceo Barnabei


  • Cesare Zavattini

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