Like an ultra-modern ‘classic’ silent film, Mammamia recounts without words the everyday ‘adventures’ of a typical family, in which we see the mother as she copes with the titanic chores of our everyday life, such as preparing breakfast, taking the children to school, going shopping, doing the housework and finding time for herself as, for instance, when she goes to gym.
Mammamia is a series of 8-minute mini-fictions, which have given rise to a new genre and a brand new market slot in RaiDue's programme schedule. The short-comedy is silent, except for just one word - "Mamma” and has been aired by Rai Due between the end of December 2003 and april 2004.
Angela Finocchiaro is the protagonist of the series. With her we find her two children, Nina and Niccolò (aged 8 and 5) and the youngster Micol Camalich (aged 15). Maurizio Nichetti, who returned to TV after a long absence, cut out a small role for himself as a friendly watchman who gets involved against his will in the bizarre adventures of the happy family.