Avanti! (1972)

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A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.

Release Date:December 17, 1972
MPAA Rating:R
Genres:Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production Company:The Mirisch Corporation
Production Countries:Italy, United States of America
Director:Billy Wilder
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Plot Keywords:italy, loss of mother, loss of father, island
  • Lemmon and Wilder take to Europe
    August 10, 2001
    The great team of actor Jack Lemmon and director Billy Wilder create yet another classic in their repetoire of great films. In AVANTI! (which means "forward" in Italian), Lemmon plays Armbruster, a snobby American executive who travels to Italy to reclaim the body of his father after the latter dies of an autowreck. Little did Armbruster
    know that his old man had a companion with him, a British lady whose daughter Pamela (Juliet Mills) is also present to claim her body. Though antagonists at first, Armbruster and Pamela are drawn together because of their parents' mutual interest. With a rich Italian
    landscape (complete with an awesome view of the Mediterrean Sea), plus a typically great performance by Lemmon and a well-played one by Mills, make this a terrific romance flick.