THE GANG’S ALL HERE
1943, 20th Century Fox, 103 min, USA, Dir: Busby Berkeley

Alice Faye may get top billing, but this insane Technicolor Busby Berkeley musical is most famous for the chorines holding up giant bananas while Carmen Miranda sings "Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat." As a bonus, Edward Everett Horton, one of Hollywood’s greatest “sissies,” is featured. High camp! Featuring Benny Goodman and the Benny Goodman orchestra.

"By the time Berkeley's chorus girls wave huge phallic bananas in rhythmic waves, you'll swear you're lost in a giant fruit cocktail."
- TV Guide

Peyton Potter: [inspecting lipstick on his handkerchief] Hmm... ketchup?
Mrs. Peyton Potter: No doubt. And from a Brazilian tomato.


THE EASY LIFE
LA VITA FACILE
2011, 102 min, Italy, Dir: Lucio Pellegrini

Luco (Pierfrancesco Favino) has abandoned his affluent life as a doctor in Rome, and now works in a ramshackle hospital in Kenya. When his life-long friend Mario surprises him by showing up in Africa to assist him with his new life and career, Luco welcomes the idea of someone familiar - but soon, it becomes apparent that Mario may have had ulterior criminal reasons for hastily leaving Italy. Things are not aided by the additional arrival of Ginevra, Mario's wife, whom Luca has long been in love with. In Italian with English subtitles.


THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE
LA DONNA DELLA MIA VITA
2010, 96 min, Italy, UK, Dir: Luca Lucini

In Luca Lucini's dynamic romantic comedy, Leonardo (Luca Argentero) and Giorgio (Alessandro Gassman) are brothers with completely opposite personalities - Leonardo is sensitive and trustworthy, while Giorgio is an outlandish, incorrigible playboy. When Leonardo enters into a serious relationship with Sara (Valentina Lodovini), a woman with whom Giorgio previously had a tumultuous affair, a delightfully chaotic love triangle is formed, with feelings and behaviors coming to the surface that no one could have anticipated. In Italian with English subtitles.


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