Unified Italy is brought together by few things: No doubt spaghetti are one of such things. Second comes only (at least in baby boomers and the like) the genius comic mime Totò,
the illustrious, improvisation and laughter master of the 50’s and 60’s. Directed by many (Mattoli, Monicelli, and even Pasolini), he is absolutely adored throughout the peninsula. Here, one of his most famous scenes, full of all his mimic capacity, and self-irony: enjoy it from the film Miseria e Nobiltà (Poverty & Nobility), 1954, directed by Mario Mattoli.
But few know he also composed some exquisite music. Thus, the third thing uniting Italians, namely music (Neapolitan music) comes forward with this gorgeous song written by him and performed by everybody from Pavarotti to this beautiful, Italian-Brazilian singer, Zizi Possi: Malafemmena (Bad woman).
How gorgeous was that old Italy, poor and noble!