A colourful and entertaining comedy, I Can Quit Whenever I Want 2: Masterclass is the must-see follow-up to 2014’s break-out success I Can Quit Whenever I Want (LIFF14 highlight), which was one of the year’s highest-grossing films and won the Italian Golden Globe for Best Comedy.
In the second instalment of a planned trilogy, the adventures of neurobiologist Pietro Zinni (Edoardo Leo, Perfect Strangers LIFF16) and his academic colleagues take an action-packed turn. In exchange for a clean criminal record, the team are asked to secretly collaborate with the police to stop a rapidly spreading smart drug scourge, however for this new task they’ll need back-up.
Tackling the issue of the “brain-drain” gripping Italy as scholars move abroad in search of work, Pietro recruits an anatomist living as a Muay Thai expert in Bangkok, an engineer selling ludicrous weapons in Nigeria and a lawyer specialising in canon law in the Vatican. Now the gang is reassembled and are off on a mission that will force them to become “the scholarly arm of the law”.