About the film
The 2 Lives of Mattia Pascal
Release Date: August 30, 1985
|Production Companies||:||Cinecittà, Excelsior Cinematografica, RAI|
|Producers||:||Silvia D'Amico Bendicò, Emilio Baldelli, Nicola Venditti, Paolo Venditti, Roberta Revetria, Silvano Spoletini, Enzo Prosperini, Carlo Cucchi, Anna Antonelli, Cinzia Fabbri, Riccardo Caneva|
|Writers||:||Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Mario Monicelli, Mario Monicelli, Ennio De Concini, Ennio De Concini, Amanzio Todini, Amanzio Todini, Luigi Pirandello|
Based on 'Il fu Mattia Pascal', one of Pirandello's many stories concerning the transitory nature of the intangibles "truth" and "identity". Mattia Pascal is a downtrodden average man, treated like trash by his fiancée, scorned by his associates, and cheated out of his inheritance by contemptuous relatives. The dispirited Pascal heads to Monte Carlo, accruing a fortune and also assuming the identity of a less fortunate gambler who killed himself. The "new" Pascal is treated with a dignity and respect that overwhelms him--and nearly kills him.