Toto Who Lived Twice

Totò che visse due volte

90 mins
7.8 / 10 (170)


This black-and-white film kicked off a censorship debate in Italy after state censors refused to classify it, stalling release. The anthology format links three episodes: an idiot has no funds to hire the village whore, so he steals from the local Mafia don’s holy shrine.

MUBI's take

A film of miracles, crucifixion and resurrection, this subversive allegory of the life of Christ found an enemy in the state censor. A ripe parody of religion and masculinity, rich in local Sicilian color, Toto Who Lived Twice is a gleefully grotesque take on The Gospel According to Matthew.

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