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Unfair Competition (2001)

110 min | Drama, War

Two linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition brought by Leone, who offers the best prices in the ...See moreTwo linen fabric dealers with their shops close to one another, battle against each other for more and more costumers. Umberto constantly loses clients because of the tough competition brought by Leone, who offers the best prices in the neighborhood. But they leave differences aside when the rise of Fascism places Anti-Semitic politics which rigidly control business like the one conducted by the Jewish Leone, and those new regulations are viewed by Umberto as completely unfair. The long rivalry soon becomes a great friendship. Written by Rodrigo Amaro See less
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Furio Scarpelli (story) (screenplay) | Ettore Scola (screenplay) | Silvia Scola (screenplay) | Giacomo Scarpelli (screenplay)
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$99,418
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Jan 4, 2003 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Diego Abatantuono
Umberto Melchiori Umberto Melchiori   See fewer
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Sergio Castellitto
Leone DellaRocca Leone DellaRocca   See fewer
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Gérard Depardieu
Professor Angelo Professor Angelo   See fewer
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Antonella Attili
Giuditta DellaRocca Giuditta DellaRocca   See fewer
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Claudio Bigagli
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Sandra Collodel
DellaRocca's Maid DellaRocca's Maid   See fewer
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Augusto Fornari
Zio Peppino Zio Peppino   See fewer
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Elio Germano
Paolo Melchiori Paolo Melchiori   See fewer
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Eliana Miglio
Mrs. Di Veroli Mrs. Di Veroli   See fewer
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Rolando Ravello
Ignazietto Paspinelli Ignazietto Paspinelli   See fewer
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Gioia Spaziani
Susanna DellaRocca Susanna DellaRocca   See fewer
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Anita Zagaria
Margherita Melchiori Margherita Melchiori   See fewer
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Simone Ascani
Lele DellaRocca Lele DellaRocca   See fewer
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Walter Dragonetti
Pietruccio Melchiori / narrator Pietruccio Melchiori / narrator   See fewer
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Federica Bonavolontà
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Emanuele Cerman
Sposino Sposino   See fewer
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Giorgio Colangeli
Vinaio Boccioni Vinaio Boccioni   See fewer
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Romina de Cicco
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Ivonne Ekman
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Paola Giannetti
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Marina Giordana
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Jean-Claude Brialy
Nonno Mattia DellaRocca (as Jean Claude Brialy) Nonno Mattia DellaRocca (as Jean Claude Brialy)   See fewer
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Claude Rich
Count Treuberg Count Treuberg   See fewer
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Fabio Ferrari
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6.9 / 10 | 1,311 votes