1984 Italian Comedy at the Vanguard of Transforming Design
In the 1984 Italian comedy “Il Ragazzo di Campagna” (The Country Boy), the movie’s protagonist moves into an amazing tiny apartment that, upon initial inspection, looks like a closet, but as the realtor in the scene above reveals, is actually a studio apartment with hidden kitchen, bathroom, entertainment center and bedroom.
The apartment–based on a rudimentary translation done with Spanish/Italian cognates–is meant to show the exploitive and rapacious nature of urban real estate, similar to the King’s Cross video we looked at a while back. While there’s a lot of that going on for sure, we actually find it a cool demonstration of an apartment that does everything in very tight quarters. Could probably use a window or two.