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Retrospective - Massimo Troisi
Nothing Left to Do But Cry

Nothing Left to Do But Cry

Non ci resta che piangere

Saverio (Roberto Benigni) and Mario (Massimo Troisi) find themselves transported back in time to the 15th Century. They end up in a small medieval village in Tuscany during the era of Leonardo da Vinci and facing an impending invasion by Charles VIII of France. 

Throughout their journey, this dynamic duo face numerous challenges and dilemmas as they try to find a way back to their own time. Exploring themes of history and friendship, the narrative offers a canny contrast between 1980s excess and historical values. 

A significant success in Italy gaining international recognition for its humorous storytelling, the heart and soul of the film is the chemistry between Roberto Benigni and Massimo Troisi. The duo, who also co-directed the film, shot to stardom thanks to their comedic chemistry and memorable performances. 

Nothing Left to Do But Cry has remained a beloved classic in Italian cinema and is appreciated for its blend of comedy, historical elements and a touch of surrealism. 

One of the most exhilarating comedies of Italian filmography.
Der Zweifel
1984 | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy | Italy
Cast: Roberto Benigni, Massimo Troisi
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Massimo Troisi, Roberto Benigni

Massimo Troisi, Roberto Benigni

Born in 1953, Massimo Troisi was an Italian actor, cabaret performer, screenwriter, and film director, known for I’m Starting from Three and The Postman. Born in 1952, Roberto Benigni is an actor and writer, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997) and The Tiger and the Snow (2005). 

Best Supporting Actor, David di Donatello Awards 1985