Department Stores (Grandi Magazzini)

Vittorio De Sica stars as a truck driver for Grandi Magazzini department stores, who gets married and solves a crime in this entertaining film typical of Camerini's light-hearted approach. Ted Perry has written: “The department store in Grandi Magazzini is a symbol of elegance, however artificial. It depicts a superficial splendor which people of Italy during that time could hardly have afforded. While it is ostensibly a film about the working class it certainly is not a working class in which the people's hands get very dirty. In a sense, then, the Camerini films are more adolescent dreams than depictions of daily life. They parody the daily life that most people have to pursue.”

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