The Roof


1h 31m 1959

Brief Synopsis

Under provincial Italian law at the time, once a roof is erected, the occupants cannot be evicted from a building. This comedy follows the efforts of a family to erect the roof on a house overnight so that a newlywed couple can have their own home.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Tetto, Roof, tetto
Release Date
1959

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

A newlywed couple, barely making ends meet must share their Roman apartment with a slew of relatives. Once the overcrowding becomes unbearable they embark on a task to construct an expanded apartment on thr roof on the building, knowing that, once completed, they cannot be evicted according to Italian law.

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Tetto, Roof, tetto
Release Date
1959

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Voted One of the Year's Five Best Foreign Films by the 1959 National Board of Review.

Voted One of the Year's Ten Best Foreign Films by the 1959 New York Times Film Critics.

Released in United States 1959

Released in United States 1959