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Sergio Citti (written by) and
Vincenzo Cerami (written by)
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2 May 1981 (Italy) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Roberto Benigni ... Maestro

Franco Citti ... Francesco

Ninetto Davoli ... Giovanni

Daria Nicolodi ... Eleonora

Fabio Traversa ... Cameriere
Francesca Rinaldi ... Bambina
Olimpia Carlisi ... Becchina
Franco Javarone ... Assaggiatore
Giorgio Gaber ... Lui
Guerrino Crivello ... Maggiordomo
Pietro De Silva ... Autista
Giulio Farnese ... Gildo
Cristina Noci ... Cuoca
Loris Zanchi ... Fattore
Antonino Faà di Bruno ... Marchese (as Antonino Faa' di Bruno)
Adriana Citti ... Moglie assaggiatore
Giulia Fossà ... Figlia assaggiatore
Andrea Gnecco ... Ladro
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giampiero Galeazzi ... Telecronista (uncredited)
Carlo Monni ... (uncredited)
Daniela Piperno ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergio Citti 
Writing credits
Sergio Citti (written by) and
Vincenzo Cerami (written by)

Produced by
Lucia Pinelli .... production delegate: RAI (as Lucia Pinnelli)
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
Cinematography by
Dante Spinotti 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
Production Design by
Dante Ferretti 
Costume Design by
Mario Ambrosino 
Makeup Department
Cesare Paciotti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Anselmo Parrinello .... unit production manager
Stefano Pegoraro .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Giancarlo Scarchilli .... assistant director
Art Department
Gianni Fiumi .... props (as Giovanni Fiumi)
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Luciano Anzellotti .... foley artist
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Mario Bramonti .... sound
Giuseppe Muratori .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Bagnato .... camera operator
Aldo Bergamini .... assistant camera
Tarcisio Diamanti .... key grip
Alessandro Grossi .... assistant camera (as Sandro Grossi)
Romano Mancini .... gaffer
Pietro Schtjlla .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bertilla Silvestrin .... sewer
Giovanna Tamburrini .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ugo De Rossi .... collaborating editor
Olga Sarra .... assistant editor
Music Department
Nicola Piovani .... conductor
Other crew
Marisa Calia .... continuity
Marisa Calia .... script supervisor
Salvatore Gallo .... production accountant
Daniela Martella .... production secretary

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104 min | Italy:60 min (3 Episodes) (TV version)
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Sweet, poetic Hunger, 22 February 2006
Author: Gianluca Iovine ( from Naples, Italy

I must say I'm not that Citti's fan. Nevertheless, I've been very curious watching this rare movie. And, well it's been a surprise. Despite of a poor photography, the actors and actresses starring, the plot, the poetry of images and words, made me think it was a little masterpiece. It's more than a movie, a metaphor. The hunger, the hunger for all. The need for food, adventure, knowledge, dreams. And dreams in fact seem to satisfy more than food itself. Giorgio Gaber, Dario Benigni, Franco Javarone, Daria Nicolodi, the director Citti, Ninetto Davoli are metaphors themselves of a lost way of making cinema, and , in one word, of describing Italy. Gaber's dry foolness, Javarone's Neapolitan way of helping people, Nicolodi's bourgeois sweetness, Benigni's sense for dream react with poor, simple philosophy played by Davoli and Citti. A sweet poem, a gentle flower.

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