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Nothing Left to Do but Cry (1984)
"Non ci resta che piangere" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Massimo Troisi ...
Mario
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Astriaha
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

Mario: [moaning] Saverio...
[mumbles]
Saverio: I don't understand!
Mario: [moaning] Saverio...
Saverio: Yes! OK! I'M Saverio!
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Edited into Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985) See more »

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Yesterday
John Lennon - Paul McCartney
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Mario and Saverio from 1980s inexplicably find themselves in 1492...
5 February 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Non ci resta che piangere is an amazing movie. The plot may seem a bit improvised, but that movie is much more than just an excuse for some hilarious gags. It contains all the philosophy of Benigni and Troisi, and presents all the different aspects and approach to life of Neapolitans and fiorentini personalities, away from stereotypes (as usual!). It is one of the funniest movies ever, and still, it makes me cry (maybe because I can't help thinking about Troisi, Napoli's best artist of the late XX century). It is a movie many people should see, but when I travel overseas I find it almost impossible to find in rental shops, or wherever.


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