Meo Patacca is a 1972 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli. The film is set in the 19th century and tells the story of Meo Patacca, a simple man who is tricked into joining the army and sent to fight in the Crimean War. The film follows Meo's misadventures as he tries to survive the war and return home to his wife and children. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Meo Patacca (1972)

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Meo Patacca is a 1972 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli. The film is set in the 19th century and tells the story of Meo Patacca, a simple man who is tricked into joining the army and sent to fight in the Crimean War. The film follows Meo's misadventures as he tries to survive the war and return home to his wife and children. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Cast
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Gigi Proietti

Meo Patacca
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Marilù Tolo

Sora Nuccia
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Mario Scaccia

Cardinale
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Nanda Primavera

Calpurnia - old friend of Nuccia
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Francesco Mulé

Roman Prince
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Marco Tulli

Stratega di Meo Patacca
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Adriano Micantoni

Principe Lanzarotti
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Fortunato Cecilia

Attilio - friend of Meo (as Renato Cecilia)
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Umberto Di Grazia

Cencio
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Fausto Di Bella

Checco
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Ennio Colaianni

Friend of Meo
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Ettore Arena

One of the Generals
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Pino Patti

Consigliere del Cardinale
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Alessandro Perrella

Portanotizie dei turchi a Vienna
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Max Turilli

Head of Swiss Guards (as Massimo Turilli)
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Rosalba Neri

Moglie del nobile
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Enzo Cerusico

Marco Pepe
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Aristide Caporale

Paesano (uncredited)
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Maria De Sisti

Bit Part (uncredited)
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Alberigo Donadeo

Jew in Ghetto (uncredited)
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Attilio Dottesio

Ebreo con barba (uncredited)
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Lina Franchi

Prostituta (uncredited)
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Gennarino Pappagalli

Nobiluomo dal cardinale (uncredited)
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Franca Scagnetti

Paesana (uncredited)
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Alvaro Vitali

Bit Part (uncredited)
Crew
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Marcello Ciorciolini

Director
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Giuseppe Berneri

Writer
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Enzo Cerusico

Writer
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Marcello Ciorciolini

Writer
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