Madly in Love

Synopsis: Barnaba, a rude bus driver who enjoys the attention of women, one day meets Principessa Cristina, the princess of a local principality.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
100 min

Alitalia flight 1700,

arrival from St. Tulipe.

Here they are!

In representation of the city of Rome

I hereby welcome...

...the king and the queen

of St. Tulipe Principality

His Majesty Gustave VI, his spouse

Betsy and the princess Cristina.

There`s nothing more appropriate

of a poem from the great poet Carducci... express our elation

for this very pleasant visit of yours!

"O immane statua bronzea,

su dirupato monte..."

"...solo i grandi t'aggiungono..."

Here they come!

Is it true that you need 50 billions

to prevent bankruptcy?

- Are you here to ask for a loan?

- "No comment!"

Go away!

- Is it the first time

you visit Rome? - Yes.

- Are you excited?

- Yes. very much.

- Are you going to visit Rome?

- Yes, the monuments, the Pincio..

...San Peter, the Roman "hole"...

- The roman hole?

She meant the Foro Romano.

Please, this way.



Barnaba, do you have a cigarette?

Give me a cigarette, then.

How weird! He says yes

but he doesn`t give me a cigarette!

Goodmorning, Barnaba. You entered

the elevator because I was in.

But you know that I am married

and got two kids.

I am not like the other women

in the neighbourhood.

But you think that being alone

in the elevator...

...I will kiss you.

You are smart with women!

Goodmorning, Barnaba.

Later on I will clean your flat.

The garage`s keys.


Hi, mates! I am late

so tonight I am off earlier!

Goodmorning, the driver of nr 29

welcomes you all on board.

Next stops are:

Piazza Verdi, Via Nomentana.

Outside temperature is

The arrival to next stop

is scheduled in 1 minute 40 sec.

Just ring the bell if you

want coffee or tea. I will treat you.

Thanks, Barnaba!

- When Barnaba drives, taking

the bus is a pleasure. - That`s true.

- Goodbye, Barnaba!

- Bye, Barnaba!

ATAC is happy to have hosted you all.

Please don`t forget

personal stuff and hand luggage.

Bye, Barnaba.

- Bye, Angela.

- Are we going to the movies tonight?

- I can`t, I am going out with Loredana.

- What about tomorrow?

- With Elvira. Are you free

on monday at 5? - Sure.

What a shame! I am busy.

Shall we do at 6?

- To me is fine.

- To you. - And to you?

- To me too.

- Then at 6. Bye.


Hello? May I talk to the officer

of the german embassy.

Tomorrow at 9 His Majesty will meet

the governor of the Central Bank.


Check that way.

- When are you leaving? - On time,

in 3 minutes and 24 seconds.

- Can`t you leave now?

- Why such hurry?

- Here is full of "cocoriti".

- What?

- Those who annoy foreign women.

- The parrots!

I am in a hurry.

Well, are you leaving?

- Ok. Where are we going?

- I would like to see Rome.

- Where do we begin?

- Are you going to Trevi`s Fountain?

We can go.

- Is this the way you curve?

- Only in curves.

- Don`t you look at the road?

- I can see it reflecting in your eyes.

- Really?

- Sure, try to close them.




- See what you have done?

- I closed my eyes.

She closes her eyes and you crash?

Look at this.

You should pay attention!

I`ll need 50.000 liras

to fix it!

Take this.

- They are 70.000.

- I`ll pay your lunch. - Why?


Something great happened.

- What did it happen?

- I fell in love.

- Of me?

- No, of her.

- Why are you whispering?

- She doesn`t know that.

- Shall I tell her?

- No, you`re too ugly. Bye.

We`ve arrived,

this is Trevi`s Fountain.

- It`s beautiful!

- You are beautiful. - Thanks.

If you wish to come back to Rome, devi gettare

you must throw a coin in the fountain.

- My name`s Barnaba, and yours?

- Cristina. - That`s a queen`s name.

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Franco Castellano

Franco Castellano (20 June 1925 – 28 December 1999) was an Italian screenwriter and film director. He wrote for 94 films between 1958 and 1997. He also directed 21 films between 1964 and 1992. Most of the films he co-wrote and co-directed as a part of the Castellano & Pipolo duo. Their 1984 film Il ragazzo di campagna was shown as part of a retrospective on Italian comedy at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. more…

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