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Non ci resta che piangere (1984)

A teacher (Saverio) and a schoolkeeper (Mario) get lost in the Italian countryside. They find themselves in the late 15th century, they met Leonardo da Vinci and try to teach him how to ... See full summary »

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Jole Silvani
Loris Bazzocchi
Nicola Morelli
Mario Diano
Peter Boom
Fiorenzo Serra
Stefano Gragnani
Galliano Mariani
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A teacher (Saverio) and a schoolkeeper (Mario) get lost in the Italian countryside. They find themselves in the late 15th century, they met Leonardo da Vinci and try to teach him how to play cards, they try to stop Columbus, they sing beatles's song etc... Written by Anonymous

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20 December 1984 (Italy)  »

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Die Lucky Boys  »

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The screenplay is the main guideline for the film but many dialogues were improvised by Troisi and Benigni. See more »

Quotes

Mario: [moaning] Saverio...
[mumbles]
Saverio: I don't understand!
Mario: [moaning] Saverio...
Saverio: Yes! OK! I'M Saverio!
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Nel blu dipinto di blu
Written by Domenico Modugno and Franco Migliacci
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Rare masterpiece
12 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

A real masterpiece by Benigni and Troisi. The plot is very simple and there are no special effects. However, what earns this book a place in history books is the outstanding acting performance of these two comedians. You can see from the beginning that most of the sketches are improvisations; their acting is so natural and clean. The reason why it did not gain international recognition is because it cannot possibly transmit the same emotions with with subtitles. Translation becomes nonsense in a movie that is so culturally-bound. I wish I could recommend it to everybody, but I must say that you really need to understand Italian plus some Neapolitan and Florentine dialect in order to appreciate it in its entirety. Besides, you also need to know a little bit about the culture and history of Italy. In Italy, this was, is and will always be an outstanding piece of art.


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