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I'm Starting from Three (1981)

Ricomincio da tre (original title)
Gaetano, giovane napoletano, decide di lasciare casa, lavoro ed amici, per cercare altri momenti di vita e conoscere altre persone. Arriva a Firenze, a casa della zia. In un ambulatorio, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Massimo Troisi ...
Gaetano
Fiorenza Marchegiani ...
Marta
Marco Messeri ...
The Madman
Lello Arena ...
Raffaele 'Rafè' Sodano, aka Lello
Laura Nucci ...
Ida, Robertino's mother
Deddi Savagnone ...
Gaetano's Mother
Vincent Gentile ...
Frankie
Luciano Crovato ...
Alfredo
Renato Scarpa ...
Robertino
Marina Pagano ...
Gaetano's Aunt
Lino Troisi ...
Ugo, Gaetano's father
Marta Bifano ...
The Nun in hospital
Giuseppe Borrelli
Cloris Brosca ...
Rosaria - Gaetano's sister
Ettore Carloni ...
Don Ciro (as Ettore Carlone)
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Gaetano, giovane napoletano, decide di lasciare casa, lavoro ed amici, per cercare altri momenti di vita e conoscere altre persone. Arriva a Firenze, a casa della zia. In un ambulatorio, dove capita per caso, conosce Marta e se ne innammora. Dopo una serie di divertenti situazioni (un vecchio amico dalla parlantina inarrestabile arriva da Napoli; la matura zia ed il suo attempato amante; un giovane prete Americano che vuole coinvolgerlo per forza nelle sue visite evangeliche; l'incontro con Riccardino, un giovane frustrato da una madre oppressiva; il padre che aspetta il miracolo della ricrescita di una mano amputata; etc.) Gaetano decide di restare a Firenze e di fare da padre al figlio che Marta aspetta, anche se la ragazza non vuole rivelare con esattezza il nome del padre. Written by rosebud6

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5 March 1981 (Italy)  »

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27 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is about a Neapolitan who moves to Florence. "Emigrant?" everyone asks him. "No, tourist. Everywhere we Neapolitans go, people ask if we are emigrants. Neapolitans travel also." The man in this lunatic comedy, and also its director, is Massimo Troisi who seems like a combination of Chico Marx, Totò, and Woody Allen on Dexedrine. He is as apt a comedian as a performer and his inspired nonsense can send an attuned audience (I suspect his comedy doesn't travel well) into convulsions of laughter. Here is a man who doesn't want to start a new life from zero or from scratch but from three. After all each of us has had two experiences in life that weren't that bad! Massimo Troisi is known to American audiences as the hero of "Il Postino". The actor died soon after completing work on that film.


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