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Alfredo Ciarpelloni

Post by Johan Melle » 20/11/2019, 14:58

Alfredo Ciarpelloni in Fango bollente (1975)
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Alfredo Ciarpelloni was a cinema worker, one of those who often contributed, without specific credit, to the making of a film taking care of a technical aspect.

Thanks to his ruggedly roman face and robustly built body size, he was used for small appearances in many Italian films, typically as temperamental and physically threatening characters.

FILMOGRAPHY
1969
  1. Fellini - Block notes di un regista (uncredited) .... Actor playing gladiator for Fellini

    1972
  2. Incensurato, provata disonestà, carriera assicurata, cercasi (uncredited) .... Bar patron

    1973
  3. Il boss (uncredited) .... Cocchi's thug
  4. Il delitto Matteotti (uncredited) .... Communist at Gramsci's home
  5. Io e lui (uncredited) .... Member of the movie crew
  6. Le cinque giornate (uncredited) .... Revolutionary

    1975
  7. Fango bollente (uncredited) .... Cement truck driver

    1978
  8. Io tigro, tu tigri, egli tigra - 3rd segment (uncredited) .... Man throwing a slipper in the square
  9. L'inquilina del piano di sopra (uncredited) .... Truck driver

    1980
  10. Un sacco bello (credited as "segretario di produzione") .... Stretcher-bearer

    1994
  11. Perdiamoci di vista (uncredited) .... Taxi driver who brings Arianna home

OTHERS WORKS
  • Bla Bla Bla - sketch: "Million Dollar Gegia" (TV RaiDue, 2005) .... Alfredo, the sparring partner

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Re: Alfredo Ciarpelloni

Post by Johan Melle » 20/11/2019, 15:00

The earliest role I've found for him is Fellini - Block notes di un regista (1969) where he appears as a Roman actor who plays a gladiator (together with Ennio Antonelli) in a scene for Fellini.
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Post by Johan Melle » 20/11/2019, 15:02

A memorable little part in Fango bollente (1975) as a cement truck driver that Joe Dallesandro and his buddies nearly crash with, leading to a violent fight with deadly consequences
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Post by Johan Melle » 20/11/2019, 15:04

L'inquilina del piano di sopra (1978) as a truck driver who gets into an altercation with Silvia Dionisio and Lino Toffolo
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Re: Alfredo Ciarpelloni

Post by Emiliano » 20/11/2019, 20:08

This is certainly his best known role as it appears in a cult film of Italian comedy: Un sacco bello (1980). His role is that of a stretcher-bearer at the hospital who cynically with his colleagues welcomes a friend of Verdone suffering from spasmodic pains and stalling making diagnosis by reading the newspaper.
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His part continues after a while, when he continues with a brief comic line.
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And credited as "segretario di produzione"
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Re: Alfredo Ciarpelloni

Post by Emiliano » 20/11/2019, 20:15

Briefly in Il boss (1973) as Cocchi's thug
He is one of the Calabrians who is assassinated by Henry Silva's men with a shot in the face (off screen).
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Re: Alfredo Ciarpelloni

Post by Emiliano » 20/11/2019, 21:32

In a sketch from the television show Bla Bla Bla (2005), where he takes part in a mini parody of "Million Dollar Baby", with Gegia and Bruno Bernardini.
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Post by Emiliano » 20/11/2019, 22:11

Perdiamoci di vista (1994) as Taxi driver who brings Arianna home
Still a small gag with Verdone, in which he repeatedly takes and returns Asia Argento in Verdone's arms - because she is capricious - before taking her home.
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Post by vecchiaguardia » 20/11/2019, 22:40

Le cinque giornate (1973) as Revolutionary
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Re: Alfredo Ciarpelloni

Post by Johan Melle » 21/11/2019, 12:33

Incensurato, provata disonestà, carriera assicurata, cercasi (1972) as a bar patron, seen in the background playing cards
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Later, he and the rest of the bar patrons are seen protesting during a political convention
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