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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 »
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I Fidanzati : A good Italian film whose director Ermanno Olmi has a taste for revealing humane values. 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 

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Also Known As:
"I fidanzati" - Italy (original title)
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77 min
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I Fidanzati : A good Italian film whose director Ermanno Olmi has a taste for revealing humane values., 25 June 2013
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world

In many ways, Italian film "I Fidanzati"/The Fiances can be considered as a stylish extension of Ermanno Olmi's previous film "Il Posto". Both of his films present the preponderance of man over machine as human beings have the ability to reveal their sentiments, crack a joke, dance and sing. Olmi has shot his film with the astute eyes of a documentary filmmaker who is more interested in capturing the daily lives of his protagonists. A scene which elicits widespread sympathy involves the waiter of an industrial hostel who shares the troubled tale of his son's illness with a new employee. The industrial landscape of Sicily has been shown in all its honesty with some casual yet frank shots of industrial plants with workers who toil throughout days and nights. A sensible viewer does not lose much time to discover that this is a film about a man trying to find his rightful place amidst a fast changing industrial scenario where some old men are believed to have collapsed due to loneliness. The film also echoes its Neorealist concerns about the romantic lives of two young people who had to separate due to circumstances beyond their control. Ermanno Olmi creates a balanced position of young lovers by showing how each of them is dealing with the absence of the other partner. Finally,I Fidanzati is a perfect film for those viewers who would like true to life stories unroll before their eyes.

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