|Fumo di Londra|
|Directed by||Alberto Sordi|
|Produced by||Giorgio Bianchi|
|Written by||Alberto Sordi|
|Music by||Piero Piccioni|
|Edited by||Antonietta Zita|
Fumo di Londra (Thank You Very Much) (internationally released as Smoke Over London and Gray Flannels) is a 1966 Italian comedy film written, directed and starred by Alberto Sordi. For his performance Sordi won the David di Donatello for Best Actor.
Dante Fontana is an antique dealer from Perugia infatuated with the culture of the British upper classes. His wife and relatives mock him and snub him, seeing him as a silly daydreamer doing no serious work. Unfussed, Dante plans a vacation to London to learn more about the culture he so admires. However, once in London, he struggles to fit in, is awkward, often makes mistakes betraying his Italian origins, attracting the scorn of the British upper classes he would like to impress. After taking part in fox hunting, Dante is invited to the house of an English aristocrat and showed a supposedly ancient Etruscan statuette. Dante says the object is fake and breaks it, provoking the angry reaction of the English who open fire on him. Terrified, Dante hides with a group of hippies and joining them in a demonstration. Arrested, Dante is sent back to Italy where he resumes his monotonous routine.
- Alberto Sordi as Dante Fontana
- Fiona Lewis as Elizabeth
- Amy Dalby as Duchess of Bradford
- Alfredo Marchetti as Count Bolla
- Clara Bindi as The Wife
- Michael Trubshawe as The Colonel
- Jean St. Clair as Headmistress
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