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25 March 1963 (Italy) See more »
In the industrial North, Giovanni is a skilled factory worker offered a promotion if he'll go to Sicily for 18 months to assist in a new department... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Good, but I wish I liked it anywhere near as much as I did Il posto See more (7 total) »


Carlo Cabrini ... Giovanni
Anna Canzi ... Liliana

Directed by
Ermanno Olmi 
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Ermanno Olmi  writer

Produced by
Goffredo Lombardo .... producer
Original Music by
Gianni Ferrio 
Cinematography by
Lamberto Caimi 
Film Editing by
Carla Colombo 
Production Design by
Ettore Lombardi 
Art Direction by
Ettore Lombardi 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Seveso .... Camera operator

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Also Known As:
"I fidanzati" - Italy (original title)
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77 min
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Good, but I wish I liked it anywhere near as much as I did Il posto, 5 May 2013
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

A nice, small film much in the vein of Olmi's earlier Il posto, which was one of the best films I saw in 2012. The film follows an engaged couple (the title translates to The Fiances). The man (Carlo Cabrini) accepts a post in a far-away factory for an extended period of time, leaving his fiancée (Anna Canzi) home alone. There's not much to it plotwise. It's kind of a mood piece, as the two experience life apart, trying to enjoy it but not really being able to. It's quite lovely, but, I have to say, I didn't really connect to it emotionally anywhere near the level that I did with Il posto. I can see viewers reacting similarly to Il posto, because that, too, was a very small, simple, short film. In some ways, I thought that this felt kind of like Olmi was trying to recapture the mood of Il posto but didn't entirely succeed. Still, it's worthwhile.

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