A fragmentary movie with several different segments written and directed by a variety of Italian talents. All of the stories are witty looks at Italian political and social life. One of the standout segments--"The Bomb," directed by Monicelli--is a political satire that sees a silly bomb
scare at a police station snowball into an actual terrorist plot wherein the commissioner is blown to bits. Other segments include a satire on the CIA and a look at Christmas in Naples through the eyes of a child who sees all the public officials participating in the ceremonies as pompous and
eccentric. The whole thing is cemented through the use of an Italian Broadcasting Corp. ne...