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An episodic satire of the political and social status of Italy in the seventies, through the shows of one day of a television channel. An English language lesson turns into a killing of a black dignitary of an embassy by a CIA agent and then into his own killing by another colleague. In a television film, the police are befooled by a fake bomb and put a real one in order not to be derided by the public. In a film inquisition show, the bishop of Naples speaks highly of the importance of the family, but a child who lives a miserable family life kills himself. In the debate that follows it is proposed that they should eat the children, as Swift had said. In the next episode, a general who is in the toilet is called for the NATO parade, but the flasher breaks and in his effort to fix it, he dirts allover and kills himself. In a children's show an inspector finds excuses and delays the arrest of a powerful man...

  1. Ugo Pirro

    Director, Writer

  2. Luigi Comencini

    Director, Writer

  3. Nanni Loy

    Director, Writer

  4. Luigi Magni

    Director, Writer

  5. Piero De Bernardi

    Director, Writer

  6. Mario Monicelli

    Director, Writer

  7. Ettore Scola

    Director, Writer

  8. Ruggero Maccari

    Director, Writer

  9. Furio Scarpelli

    Director, Writer

  10. Agenore Incrocci

    Director, Writer

  11. Leonardo Benvenuti

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Marcello Mastroianni

    Marcello Mastroianni

    Paolo T. Fiume

  2. Vittorio Gassman

    Vittorio Gassman

    CIA agent / Tuttumpezzo

  3. Adolfo Celi

    Adolfo Celi

    Vladimiro Palese

  4. Senta Berger

    Senta Berger

    Wife of Vladimiro Palese

  5. Ugo Tognazzi

    Ugo Tognazzi

    General in toilet

Full Cast & Crew

Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen
Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen



Original Title Signore e signori, buonanotte

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 28, 1976


    All ages admitted.

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget -

Revenue -



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