You may feel you owe your parents a great deal, but perhaps not as much as the hero of ALBERTO EXPRESS. Arthur Joffe's comedy adventure takes the concept of familial debt quite literally, but it's one that can't fuel this uneven movie.
The film opens with a teenage Alberto meeting with his father (Nino Manfredi), who explains the family tradition of sons repaying fathers, literally, for the costs of raising them. His father then takes out an adding machine and has his son add as he lists the costs of all his meals, clothes,
furniture and assorted childhood expenses, finally arriving at a total of over thirty million lire. He then explains that Alberto cannot hav...