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Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable disillusionments of life. Written by
The villa where Gianni Perego (Gassman) lives is dell'Olgiata villa. It is located in the exclusive neighborhood of Olgiata, Rome. The area is commonly known as the "Beverly Hills" of Rome. An infamous crime took place in the villa in 1991. Countess Alberica Filo della Torre was murdered by her maid. The crime remained unsolved for 20 years until the maid confessed to the crime in 2011. See more »
Oh... and who is she?
She's a friend of mine.
She's hot. Have you slept with her?
Sleep Torquato, sleep. His lethargic encephalitis causes strong intellectual degradation.
Yeah right. You leave us alone and I'll show you the... the degradation.
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My only all-time favorite, ever since 1979 in Tuschinski. The theme is simple, strong and light, and does not evoke grand historical events but a mere musing on one's own growing up. The use of black/white and sepia flashbacks, changing into into present day colors at a sidewalk drawing, give extra depth to past and present with only a few stroke of the brush. Extra attention has been devoted to sounds and melody: the voices of the main characters reinforce the roles. The melody theme is played simply on one trumpet and echoes the simplicity of the theme. The memory of the move does not fade even after 25 years. I guess it was intended to do so. A very natural composition.
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