Unfair Competition

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: November 28, 2003

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
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Cast: Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Castellitto, Walter Dragonetti, Antonella Attili, Elio Germano, Anita Zagaria, Gérard Depardieu, Claude Rich


In 1930s Rome, a Catholic man named Umberto makes and sells elegant clothing from his boutique. He feels a professional rivalry with a nearby shopkeeper, a Jew named Leone who also owns a clothing store. Not only that, but Umberto’s eldest son is falling in love with Leone’s youngest daughter.

But when Mussolini’s regime moves in and introduces new anti-Jew laws that determine who can open a store and who can’t, the full horror of what is coming becomes apparent, and Umberto develops a friendship with his persecuted neighbor.

Director: Ettore Scola
Studio: Medusa Films
Producer(s): Franco Committeri
Screenplay: Furio Scarpelli

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