Notes from the attic: Il Sorpasso

We watched Il Sorpasso (1962) a couple weeks ago in movie club -- a film meant to capture the spirit of early-60s Italy. A garrulous minor scoundrel befriends a meek law student while in Rome for the holiday. What follows is a road trip full of macho exuberance -- both exhilarating and terrifying. Highly recommended.


"You've been passed, sucka."