Quo Vado?

Rome's Beppe Severgnini analyzes the success of a comedy that has been crushing Star Wars at the Italian box office.

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The Secret Behind Italy’s Favorite New Film

A balding government clerk in his late 30s has one true love: “il posto fisso,” a job for life. He doesn’t want to compete in the labor market; he has no urge to move on. He doesn’t even want to earn more. Give him a desk, a chair and a 9-to-5 job in the “pubblica amministrazione,” and he’s happy. Clocking in late, chatting with colleagues, accepting small bribes from taxpayers (most favored: quail), a regular salary — that’s life!

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