Italian Spiderman

A film parody of Italian action-adventure films of the 60s and 70s that misappropriate popular American superheroes, Italian Spiderman is the creation of an Australian filmmaking collective. It’s split into episodes that run for a few minutes each and can be found on YouTube.

The plot of Italian Spiderman is just an excuse for an arrogant, overweight man in tight clothes with an extraordinary moustache to act overly chauvinistic and inappropriate, the results being damn funny. The project began as a trailer for a non-existent film, created for a university film assignment. It gained mainstream media exposure, some funding from the South Australian government and has now spawned several instalments and been viewed millions of times by a worldwide audience. If you do find it entertaining, other online films you might like include: Spin, Japanese Spiderman and Fake Wife Swap.

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