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Nothing Left to Do but Cry (1984)

Non ci resta che piangere (original title)
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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Amanda Sandrelli ...
Pia
Carlo Monni ...
Vitellozzo
Livia Venturini ...
Parisina
Elisabetta Pozzi ...
Locandiera
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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21 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

[last lines]
Saverio: Look! A train! I told you we would return to the present!
Mario: I'm not marrying Gabriellina!
Saverio: Oh yes you are!
Leonardo da Vinci: Engineers! TRAIN!
MarioSaverio: Please... NO!
Leonardo da Vinci: For God's sake! 33%... 33%... and 33%...
[cut to a shot of the train and freeze as the film ends]
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Nel blu dipinto di blu
Written by Domenico Modugno (as Modugno) and Franco Migliacci (as Migliacci)
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From the genius of Troisi and Benigni, an excellent movie!
14 March 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

"Non ci resta che piangere" is definitely a piece of art, directed by two of the most important Italian comedy writers: Benigni and Troisi. This is the work of a Napolitan and a Tuscan comic put together to make a film that'll make you laugh from its start and if you start, you'll never stop.

The plot is very simple: Mario and Saverio, a teacher and a janitor in an elementary school, find them in the year 1492 and it is the origin of all the funny situations you'll find in the movie.

The language used by Mario and Saverio is Italian, but Mario uses a typical Naples accent and Saverio it's using his Tuscan influence, so the language they use is crucial to the final meaning of the movie.

In the original version there was an additional scene, that the directors had to cut off when publishing the movie, despite this the movie is still very funny, and is its freshness, its lack of bad words what makes it a good comedy and a good film.

Ending, I think this movie is one of the best ever produced in Italy, but unfortunately, due to its dialectal language and the direct speech it can't be translated to other languages.


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