|Directed by||Dino Risi|
|Written by||Ruggero Maccari |
|Produced by||Pio Angeletti|
Adriano De Micheli
|Starring||Ugo Tognazzi |
|Cinematography||Tonino Delli Colli|
|Edited by||Alberto Gallitti|
|Music by||Riz Ortolani|
|Distributed by||United Artists Europa|
Ugo Cremonesi aka Picchio is a former comedian of avanspettacolo over the years, who temporarily stays in a hospice for artists waiting to receive a check with a large sum of money. Here he falls in love with the young and beautiful Renata who works there as a waitress. When Picchio finally receives the arrears of his pension, he decides to run away with the girl, promising to throw her into the world of the magazine.
The two arrive in Rome, settle in a luxurious hotel and Picchio gets in touch with an impresario he knows, who however explains without too many compliments that the show has long been dead. Picchio realizes that his age is over and also the whole world that revolved around him and that he was still alive; many of his former colleagues have either died or are too old to work.
In Rome, after many years, he meets his son, a failed painter, engaged in a relationship with a much younger companion who openly despises him. Renata soon abandoned him too for an impresario of a private TV, TV Settecolli. Picchio sadly returns to await death in his hospice for artists.
- Ugo Tognazzi : Ugo Cremonesi aka Picchio
- Ornella Muti : Renata Mazzetti
- Riccardo Billi : Augustarello
- Mario Del Monaco : director
- Caterina Boratto: Lucy
- Venantino Venantini: Emilio
- Enzo Maggio : Trottolino
- Marina Hedman : the Polish wife
- Vittorio Zarfati
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