The Boom(Movie, 1963)

Original title: "Il Boom" (Italian/IT)
1h 37min | Genre: Comedy
The BoomRating: 3.3/5 (with 1212 votes)
Il Boom is a 1963 commedia all'italiana film by Italian director Vittorio De Sica. The "boom" in the title was the Italian economic miracle which transformed the country in the span of a decade, from the late 1950s to the onset of the 1970s. Back in the day Italian media adopted the actual English word to indicate it, while other countries opted for national words like Wirtschaftswunder and Trente Glorieuses to indicate similar phenomena. See also post-war economic boom. ()
Movie poster of The Boom

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About The Boom

Sweet-sour comedy on Italy's 1950s rage to get rich as fast as possible! The businessman wants to satisfy his wife's craving for luxury and a "respectable life" so he becomes heavily indebted. In desperation he agrees to sell a precious part of his body for a large sum of money. But just before the crucial operation he panics...

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Additional Information

Production country: Italy
Shot in: Europa
Plays in: Italy
Original language: Italian (IT)
Spoken languages: Italian (IT)
Translated into 5 languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/24/1963
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Il boom"
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:60165, Added: 03/13/2018, Last updated: 02/07/2021