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Ciao marziano

Ciao marziano (1980) Movie Poster
Italy / France  •    •  88m  •    •  Directed by: Pier Francesco Pingitore.  •  Starring: Pippo Franco, Silvia Dionisio, Isabella Biagini, Bombolo, Aldo Giuffrè, Teo Teocoli, Gil Cagne, Adriana Russo, Oreste Lionello, Franco Citti, Luciana Turina, Sergio Leonardi, Enzo Liberti.  •  Music by: Flavio Bocci, Dimitri Gribanowski.
      The inhabitants of the distant planet Gemini send to Rome the extraterrestrial Bix. His task is to transport twelve Earths to the planet so that we can find out if they are suitable for living there. Bix, who's distinguishable from humans only because he has a green face, also has supernatural powers that allow him to repair damages. On the eve of the departure for Gemini, a trap is set for him...


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I'm guessing the title of this Italian sci-fi comedy translates as HELLO MARTIAN! or the like. It's an extremely broad, low budget little film, one of many that came out after Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND caused a worldwide interest in the science fiction genre. Pippo Franco plays Bix, a comedic green-skinned alien astronaut who arrives on Earth in his UFO and gets involved in various misadventures with the scatty characters that he comes across. It's very much a local product, focusing on characters constantly mugging and delivering gags and one-liners that'll play best in Italy.

Review by Leofwine_draca from the Internet Movie Database.