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14 February 1986 (USA) See more »
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Five stories by Luigi Pirandello set in turn-of-the-century Italy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Pirandellian masterpiece. See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Margarita Lozano ... Mariagrazia (segment "L'altro figlio")
Orazio Torrisi ... Comizzi (segment "L'altro figlio")
Carlo Cartier ... Il giovane dottore (segment "L'altro figlio")
Biagio Barone ... Salvatore (segment "Requiem")
Laura Mollica ... La ragazza / Francesca (segments "L'altro figlio" and "Requiem")
Salvatore Rossi ... Il patriarca (segments "L'altro figlio" and "Requiem")
Franco Scaldati ... Don Sarso (segment "Requiem")
Pasquale Spadola ... Il barone (segment "Requiem")
Claudio Bigagli ... Batà (segment "Mal di luna")
Massimo Bonetti ... Saro (segments "Mal di luna" and "Colloquio con la madre")
Enrica Maria Modugno ... Sidora (segment "Mal di luna")
Anna Malvica ... La madre (segment "Mal di luna")
Regina Bianchi ... Madre di Pirandello (segment "Colloquio con la madre") (as Régina Bianchi)
Laura De Marchi ... Nonna di Pirandello (segment "Colloquio con la madre")
Giovanna Taviani ... Madre di Pirandello (segment "Colloquio con la madre")
Valentina Taviani ... Zia di Pirandello (segment "Colloquio con la madre")
Giuliano Taviani ... Zio di Pirandello (segment "Colloquio con la madre")
Omero Antonutti ... Luigi Pirandello (segment "Colloquio con la madre")
Enzo Alessi ... L'avvocato (segment "La giara")
Maria Lo Sardo ... Sara (segment "La giara")
Matilde Piana ... La donna dell'acqua (segment "L'altro figlio")
Maria Teresa Di Fede ... Mariagrazia giovane (segment "L'altro figlio")
Giovanni Marsala ... Jeli (segment "La giara")
Salvatore Mignosi
Tony Sperandeo
Enzo Gambino ... Il giovane emigrante (segment "L'altro figlio")
Angelo Mezzasalma ... L'ufficiale dei carabinieri (segment "Requiem")
Giuseppe Sorge ... Emigrante (segment "L'altro figlio")
Domenico Gennaro
Claudio Gazziano ... Le fils dIl figlio del vecchio (segment "L'altro figlio")
Fernando Jelo
Giorgio Guerrieri
Frida Terranova ... La sorella dell'avvocato (segment "La giara")
Bartalo Vindigni ... Il becchino (segment "Requiem")
Franco Franchi ... Zi' Dima (segment "La giara")
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Don Lollò (segment "La giara")
Nello Accardi ... Il contadino (segment "Requiem")
Sabina Belfiore ... Ragazza (segment "Requiem")
Giovanni Blandino ... Il marito di Mariagrazia (segment "L'altro figlio")
Giovanni Catania ... Carrettiere (segment "L'altro figlio")
Maria Lauretta ... La moglie dell'avvocato (segment "La giara")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Berranova

Directed by
Paolo Taviani 
Vittorio Taviani 
 
Writing credits
Luigi Pirandello (stories)

Paolo Taviani  (as Paolo) &
Vittorio Taviani  and
Tonino Guerra 

Produced by
Giuliani G. De Negri .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Lanci 
 
Film Editing by
Roberto Perpignani 
 
Production Design by
Francesco Bronzi 
 
Costume Design by
Lina Nerli Taviani 
 
Makeup Department
Luciana Maria Costanzi .... hair stylist (as Luciana Costanza)
Cesare Paciotti .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Claudio Gaeta .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roberto Aristarco .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Hubrecht Nijhuis .... sound engineer
Alessandro Zanon .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Belli .... gaffer
Folco Quilici .... aerial operator
Riccardo Serravalli .... grip
 
Other crew
Fioretta Mari .... voice dubbing: Margherita Lozano
Vincenzo Mosca .... film sales executive
 

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Also Known As:
"Chaos" - USA (informal literal title)
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Runtime:
188 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Don Lollò:[Seeing his precious giant jar broken] Oh, my poor jar! What have they done to you? It was envy or infamy!See more »
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Arietta 'L'ho perduta'See more »

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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Pirandellian masterpiece., 13 December 2001
Author: Gerald A. DeLuca (italiangerry@gmail.com) from United States

The Taviani Brothers evoke the mystery, drama, and stark beauty of Sicily in this wondrous three-hour film, with its four earthy stories and sublime epilogue. In "The Other Son" a demented Sicilian mother (Margarita Lozano) longs to hear from her sons who have emigrated to American and forgotten her,. Memories of a traumatic rape experience as a young woman prevent her from being able to accept the love of her only devoted son who follows her around with his cows. "Moon Sickness" tells about a young bride who discovers that her husband likes to howl at the full moon. She is not without an erotic moonsickness of her own which makes her crave sex wit her cousin when the husband is unable to perform his marital duties. "The Jar" features comedians Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia in a classic comic narrative about a mean landowner's large broken olive jar and the jar-mender who gets trapped inside and their ensuing battle of wits. "Requiem" deals with rural shepherds who want to have a graveyard to bury thir dead. In the epilogue "Conversation with Mother", we see playwright/storyteller Luigi Pirandello returning to his native Sicilian town after years of success on the mainland. He encounters the spirit of his mother who recounts a fabulous fairy-tale journey taken when she had been a child. It is a stunning twenty-minute sequence that must surely rank with the best moments in the history of Italian cinema. The images of the children rolling down the mountain of pumice on the "Pumice Island" are of a poetic lyric intensity. The shot of Pirandello sitting silently in the chair that no longer contains the mother he had been speaking to is also utterly moving. Nicola Piovani's passionate and transporting musical score (he would later do the music for LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL)adds immeasurably to the the experience of this powerful work of art.

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