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State buoni se potete (1983)

 |  Drama  |  1 April 1983 (Italy)
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Around the year 1500, the Italian priest Don Filippo Neri helps street kids and orphans in his poor little chapel. He is no clergyman by the book, but a true believer in terms good and bad ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Dorelli ...
Philippe Leroy ...
Rodolfo Bigotti ...
Cirifischio
Flora Carabella
Giovanni Crippa ...
The Cardinal
Giovanni Crippi
Eurilla del Bono ...
Leonetta (as Eurilla Del Bona)
Franco Iavarone ...
Il capitano delle guardie
Mario Adorf ...
Sisto V
Renzo Montagnani ...
Roberto Farris ...
Young Cirifischio
Federica Mastroianni ...
Young Leonetta
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Raimondo Ricci
Gianni Franco
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Around the year 1500, the Italian priest Don Filippo Neri helps street kids and orphans in his poor little chapel. He is no clergyman by the book, but a true believer in terms good and bad and he teaches this to his children. Neri is not very well-seen by the church and his only "friend" is the dry, humorless Ignatius De Loyola. But Neris real counterpart is the devil himself, working in endless incarnations in Neris direct neighborhood, trying to seduce his kids. His newest kid is the young thief Cirifischio, making a lot of problems. When Cirifischio has an argument with a young boy of a local aristocrat, the boy turns out to be a girl, the young Leonetta, some kind of a sex slave for her owner. Neri adopts her too, and the young people fall in love. 15 Years later, the devil is back and leads Cirifiscio onto a murder. Now lawless, the thief must flee Neri and leave Leonetta back. Neri does the best he can to save the thief's life, but does he have a chance against the fate? ... Written by Silvan Prefetzky

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Most of the children during the musical scenes fail to follow the song lyrics, moving their mouth out of time. See more »

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Filippo Neri: Behave yourselves, if you can. Everything else is vanity.
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Referenced in National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) See more »

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Vanità di Vanità
Composed by Angelo Branduardi
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Brilliant film
2 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've got on DVD this film. And I never saw such a instructive and also heart warming, and naive,side-splitting creation. This film it is! This story takes back to the XVI.century. Priest of Phillippo look after orphan, waif children.His admit the little thief, Cirifschiot, the clever, but warm-hearted boy, but he can not save him from the debaucher of the evil. On the border of the reality and the mistic playing story fascinatingly speaks about the law of the faith and the missionary and the harmony of the common life. You can cry, you can laugh, and you can learn from the story. I suggest this film to everybody, who loves children, who loves nice music, and if you are on the wrong way, and you want to change your life. It's shame, I could not find this film on DVD in the UK. I've got this film with Italianand Hungarian language. I definitely suggest the extradition of this film to the Public in the UK.


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