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Writers:
Luigi Pirandello (stories)
Paolo Taviani (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
14 February 1986 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Five stories by Luigi Pirandello set in turn-of-the-century Italy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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A crow hovers above, with a bell around it's neck. 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  screenplay (as Paolo) &
Vittorio Taviani  screenplay and
Tonino Guerra  screenplay collaboration

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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chaos" - USA (informal literal title)
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Runtime:
188 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
Arietta 'L'ho perduta'See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A crow hovers above, with a bell around it's neck., 28 June 2005
Author: (futures@exis.net) from Ronn Ives/FUTURES Antiques, Norfolk, VA.

"Kaos" (Italian, 1984): Told are five stories, separate but woven together by location (an incredible, ancient, crumbling, sun bleached land) and other unique poetic devices. They are told over 188 minutes. I suggest a short break after each story. They are all unique. Each has separate value, and is worth absorbing. Directed by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani. These unsentimental folk tales are loaded with humanity's weakness, strength, silliness, pettiness, and plenty of important symbolic lessons ALWAYS worth chewing on. When our Old People aren't there to pass along these lessons, at least we have the film makers. The screen is our fire. The seats are our logs. The film team is our story teller. The darkened room is our night.

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