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Italo Clerici in Don Camillo

Don Camillo

1952 NR

The first in a series of films based on Giovanni Guareschi's popular books, this film stars French comedian Fernandel as Don Camillo, a Catholic priest who is at odds with his rural village's newly elected Communist mayor, Peppone (Gino Cervi). This joint production between France and Italy transcends its own identity as a comedy, making a historically relevant commentary about Italy's controversial postwar politics and policies.