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Last Moments (1974)
"Il venditore di palloncini" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Twenty Years
Renato Cestiè ...
Marina Malfatti ...
Maurizio Arena ...
Lina Volonghi ...
Sister Maria
Dr. Monforte
Gianni Agus ...
Circus Manager
Pupo De Luca ...
Gabriella Andreini ...
Umberto D'Orsi ...
Taxi Driver
Giustino Durano ...
Giacomo Furia ...
Male Nurse
Paola Nelli
Antonio Monselesan ...
Bar Customer (as Tony Norton)


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21 December 1974 (Italy)  »

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The Balloon Vendor  »

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Renato great as always
21 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

LAST MOMENTS (video) – This video that is many years old, 1974, has recently become a part of my collection. Viewed on the same day as I received it via ebay, I saw it once before when my ex-boyfriend and his mother tried to spoil it for me by making comments. You either love this type of film or hate it. Again stars Renato Cestie as the little boy trying to do good. (See "Last Snows of Spring"). This features a young boy trying to make a living out of a puppet show when his mother abandons him and his father. The father has turned to drink, the mother to prostitution. An Italian film again dubbed. The little boy lovingly saves all the money he can in a tin for his father and wishes for his parents to reunite. His wish comes true when he collapses and is diagnosed terminally ill with malnutrition. Touching scenes between nun and patient, a little bit of "treatment" shown in this one i.e. injection, but all in all again it avoids explicit medical scenes. The child has to be nursed in a library as the hospital is full and the corridors themselves have patients in beds. Also called "The Last Circus Show" this film sees the child enjoying his last circus and being visited by "God" in the shape of "The Balloon Vender." I loved it anyway.

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