Pardon, Are You for or Against? is an Italian film from 1966, the second film by the director of Alberto Sordi, who also wrote the screenplay with the collaboration of Sergio Amidei and Dario Argento, the latter uncredited. The title alludes to the debate opened in those years concerning the divorce introduced in Italy in 1970.
Fellini exposes his great attraction for the clowns and the world of the circus first recalling a childhood experience when the circus arrives nearby his home. Then he joins his crew and travel from Italy to Paris chasing the last greatest European clowns still live in these countries. He also meets Anita Ekberg trying to buy a panther in a circus.
An anthology of four adult tales: a young couple tries to hide their marriage and the wife’s supposed pregnancy from their place of employment; a billboard photo of a scantily clad woman comes to life to torment the local censor; a lottery is held in which the prize is to spend the night with a beautiful woman; an aristocratic couple comes to terms with life and marriage after the domineering husband is caught visiting sex … Read more