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350 Ratings


Directed by Billy Wilder
Italy, United States, 1972
Comedy, Romance


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.

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Avanti! Directed by Billy Wilder

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

1973 | Nominee: Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1973 | Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

1973 | 5 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical



Critics reviews

AVANTI! stands as a unique and essential experience—the atmosphere remains tightly controlled even as the plot rambles and the comedy achieves a remarkable level of organic social observation.
October 03, 2014
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The journalistic gifts most often yield a multifaceted critique of American life and the American character from the vantage point of the present, generally viewed in a highly topical fashion, while the Lubitsch-inspired romanticism often adds up to a celebration (and, in some cases, a quasi-nostalgic evocation) of various characteristics associated with Europe and the past…
April 29, 2013
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