About

Best friends Peppe and Mario are thieves, but they're not very good at it. Still, Peppe thinks that he's finally devised a master heist that will make them rich. With the help of some fellow criminals, he plans to dig a tunnel from a rented apartment to the pawnshop next door, where they can rob the safe. But his plan is far from foolproof, and the fact that no one in the group has any experience...

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Directed by

Mario Monicelli

Written by

Agenore Incrocci (Screenplay)
Furio Scarpelli (Screenplay)
Suso Cecchi d'Amico (Screenplay)
Mario Monicelli (Screenplay)

Runtime

91 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Tagline

The Story of a Perfect Crime ... Perfectly Hilarious!

Cast

Keywords

safecracker boxer heist tunnel burglary

Photos

Lists

#792 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film