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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Renucci ...
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
Catherine Leprince ...
Jacques Weber ...
Joss, le typographe
Hugues Quester ...
Al, l'ami de Claude
Le père de Forster
Florence Giorgetti ...
Mony-Rey ...
Madame Bernhardt
Fiona Gélin ...
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ...
Constance Schacher ...
La petite Anita
Pétronille Moss ...


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Release Date:

6 June 1985 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Die Kunst, verliebt zu sein  »

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1.66 : 1
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Gianni Schicchi (O mio babbino caro)
Music by Giacomo Puccini (as Puccini)
Performed by Renata Tebaldi
Conducted by Lamberto Gardelli (uncredited)
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High quality soapie with some excellent performances, but too many clunky plot twists.
22 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Tacchella, who is famous for the warm, joyful "Cousin-Cousine" gives us a very downbeat, intense sort of soapie about a cold, egocentric young art critic, who learns to love through his involvement with the occupants of his apartment building. It's very difficult to like him and to believe in some of the artificial plot developments, but there are some very truthful scenes, performed by an excellent cast.

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