The Best Man
Film poster
Directed byPupi Avati
Written byPupi Avati
Produced byAntonio Avati
Aurelio De Laurentiis
StarringDiego Abatantuono
CinematographyPasquale Rachini
Music byRiz Ortolani
Release date
  • 6 February 1998 (1998-02-06)
Running time
101 minutes

The Best Man (Italian: Il testimone dello sposo) is a 1998 Italian comedy film written and directed by Pupi Avati. It was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2][3]



The Best Man has an approval rating of 57% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 7 reviews, and an average rating of 5.7/10.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1998 Programme". Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ "44 Countries Hoping for Oscar Nominations". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 24 November 1997. Archived from the original on 13 February 1998. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  4. ^