Money Boom (West Germany)
Rich and Poor (International) (English title)
Digitmovies again explores the '80s Italian comedy movie territory by releasing for the very first time on CD the complete OST in full stereo by Stelvio Cipriani for "Un povero ricco" (aka "Rich and Poor"- "Money Boom") directed in 1983 by Pasquale Festa Campanile and starring Renato Pozzetto, Ornella Muti, Piero Mazzarella, Nanni Svampa, Ugo Gregoretti, Patrizia Fontana, Antonio Marsina. The Cavalier engineer Eugenio Ronconi (Pozzetto) lives a comfortable life in a big house in Milan and is married with Romina (Fontana), but is afraid of losing all his wealth and of getting poor. On the advice of his psychologist (Gregoretti), he decides to "become" poor for about a month. He then pretends to go to the Middle East, obtains false papers by calling himself Eugene Ragona, cuts his beard and gets hired in his own company, the Sofram, as a messenger, so that he can get first hand experience there: in the new house he immediately becomes friends with Marta (Muti), although she doesn't know him.. After some vicissitudes Eugene is fired and thrown into the street, where he meets Stanislao, also named "Phosphorus" (Mazzarella), the leader of the homeless people in the Piazza Duomo, who in the end will rent him a nice house boat in which Eugenio will live for the rest of the month with Marta. Regarding Romina, she betrays him with her lawyer (Marsina) so that, upon his arrival at the villa, the two are thrown out together with the corrupted butler. At the end, Eugenio and Marta kissing under a rain of money. For this project we have used the original album master tape and also those tracks in stereo of the original recording sessions which allowed us to print on CD the complete OST of the legendary Stelvio Cipriani. In 1983 a vinyl album (Start LPS 40207) had been issued which contained fifteen selections prepared by the author (duration 38:22), but with all the extra material our CD has a duration of 67:28. With his immediately recognizable style M° Cipriani has created a sweet romantic love theme, carefree, with a lot of class and pop arrangements introduced in "Main Titles" (Tr. 1), reprised in a slow version (Tr.2, Tr.7), a fast one (Tr.4), and in the "Finale" (Tr.15), but the OST is full of happy moments like the theme for the male character which is just perfect for Renato Pozzetto (Tr. 3, Tr.21). For the fans of M° Stelvio Cipriani, Renato Pozzetto and the beautiful Ornella Muti, this is definitely a must-have CD.