Quelli Belli Siamo Noi
1970 movie feauturing Maurizio Arcieri, Carlo Dapporto, Lino
Banfi, Loredana Bertè
1970 Maurizio participates at the "Disco per l'Estate"
Festival with "Cinque Minuti e poi...".
The song is one of the greatest italian hits of the year, selling a
million copies, and the
leit-motiv of "Quelli belli siamo noi" ("We Are the
Beautiful Ones"), a successful "musicarello"
(musical comedy movie) in which Maurizio acts and sings.
The movie features - among others - Carlo Dapporto,
Carlo delle Piane, Isabella Biagini,
Ric e Gian and a young
See Quelli Belli Siamo Noi clips in
On the right the original affiche of
the film (it's in my personal collection) is shown. An altenate
version of the affiche is shown at the bottom of this page.
Below, some frameshots of the movie, in which Maurizio sings 3 or 4
songs. He was dubbed by a bad actor (why?) and prefers to forget
this movie as a whole..
Nevertheless, I find it amusing and funny....
Briefly, that's how the story goes:
Maurizio is a singer and has written a bunch of songs but, for the
moment, he works as a car-repair apprentice.
He falls in love with
Elizabeth (Orchidea De Sanctis), a client's daughter.
She is in love too but her father (a Sicilian hairdresser) tries
to contratst the two lovers, as she is supposed to marry a Sicilian
man chosen by their families years before.
Moreover, Maurizio is seduced by a bad girl (Loredana Bertè) he
meets at the Titan Club (where he occasionally sings with success).
But true love prevails and, after many troubles and
misunderstandings, and with the help of a wit cousin from Sicily
(the comedian Isabella Biagini), the couple manages to unite for