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We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)
"C'eravamo tanto amati" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  23 May 1977 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Antonio
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Gianni Perego
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Luciana Zanon
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Nicola Palumbo
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Elide Catenacci, Romolo's daughter
Aldo Fabrizi ...
Romolo Catenacci
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Mike Bongiorno
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Federico Fellini
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Nello Meniconi ...
Nello Meniconi
Guidarino Guidi ...
Guidarino Guidi
Pierluigi ...
Pierluigi
Alfonso Crudele ...
Edoardo
Isa Barzizza ...
Elena
Marcella Michelangeli ...
Gabriella
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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 Yepok

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A many splendored thing.

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The original Italian title, "C'eravamo tanto amati," is the first line of the 1918 popular song "Come pioveva", by Italian singer-songwriter Armando Gill. See more »

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Nicola Palumbo: We thought we'd change the world, instead the world has changed us.
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3 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie many years ago on television. The imagery and the relationship amongst the characters was so interesting and involving I couldn't blink. This story evolves around the friendship of three men and a woman they each have loved. Life will teach us and destroy us, but our friendship will always endure.

The three Italian men became friends during WWII. Although they remained friends they each took different career interests which led them to grow apart only to have their reunions spawn occasionally over the years. The woman friend is somewhat loose and not regarded favorably as a quality person, but rather as a slut.

The theme here is time. Time determines how life will have formed their personalities, goals and dreams. Unfortunately all there dreams fall short and facing each other afterward is anticlimactic and depressing.

By the end we are left with a feeling of sadness, cynicism, but a true account of how friendship and familial relationships come and fade. Life will be most cruel to the ones who are eager and sincere and the others will float through easily and unaffectedly.

This is a cinematic masterpiece. It's a shame no one has revived it yet.


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