Taglines: Love, Passion, Adventure… and, a man’s search for his identity.
The film tells the story of Mattia Pascal, inept small farmer in a town in northern Italy who decides to groped your luck at the casinos in France. Won the money, he decided to leave the boring family, but discovers that an individual reading a newspaper with the same name has died mysteriously. Convinced that this is a perfect opportunity to make up a new life, Mattia Pascal decides to change his identity, calling himself Arturo Meis. He moved to Rome after many trips in the family Paleari, Mattia Pascal goes to meet his fate.
The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal (Italian: Le due vite di Mattia Pascal) is a 1985 Italian drama film directed by Mario Monicelli and starring Marcello Mastroianni, Senta Berger, Flavio Bucci, Laura Morante, Laura del Sol, Caroline Berg, Andréa Ferréol and Rosalia Maggio. It was adapted from the novel Il fu Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello. It was entered into the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.
The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal (1985)
Directed by: Mario Monicelli
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Senta Berger, Flavio Bucci, Laura Morante, Laura del Sol, Caroline Berg, Andréa Ferréol, Rosalia Maggio
Screenplay by: Suso Cecchi d’Amico, Ennio De Concini, Mario Monicelli
Production Design by: Lorenzo Baraldi
Cinematography by: Camillo Bazzoni
Film Editing by: Ruggero Mastroianni
Costume Design by: Gianna Gissi
Music by: Nicola Piovani
Distributed by: SACIS
Release Date: March 18, 1985