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Good morning Babilonia (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 13 May 1987 (France)
After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood... See full summary »
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Cast

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Nicola Bonnano
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Andrea Bonnano
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Edna Bonnano
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Mabel Bonnano (as Desiree Becker)
Omero Antonutti ...
Bonanno aka Babbo
Bérangère Bonvoisin ...
Mrs. Griffith
David Brandon ...
Grass, Griffith's Production Manager
Brian Freilino ...
Thompson, Griffith's Assistant
Margarita Lozano ...
The Venetian
Massimo Venturiello ...
Duccio Bonnano
Andrea Prodan ...
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Dorotea Ausenda
Ugo Bencini
Daniel Bosch
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Storyline

After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood designing sets for D.W. Griffith and marry beautiful actresses, but tragedy strikes with the arrival of World War I, which finds the brothers fighting on opposite sides... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Once upon a time there were Andrea, Nicola and D.W. Griffith...

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13 May 1987 (France)  »

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Good Morning, Babylon  »

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$183,700 (USA)
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Trivia

The silent movie that D.W. Griffith saw that inspired his vision for Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916), the picture he was making, was Giovanni Pastrone's Italian silent epic Cabiria (1914). See more »

Goofs

The director D.W. Griffith is sat into his car and looking outside the right window, attracted by the Italian Pavillion of the Universal Expo in San Francisco. He asks the driver to stop, gets down, walks around the car and, on the left side, looks again towards the Pavillion (that should have been on the right side) See more »

Quotes

D.W. Griffith: Never mind. Artists communicate through their work.
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Soundtracks

La Gazza Ladra - Sinfonia
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Giovanni Gherardini [based on "La pie voleuse" by Théodore Baudouin d'Aubigny and Louis-Charles Caigniez ]
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Unadulterated Genius
13 March 2003 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

The film is historical and quite moving, encapsulating the experience of Italian Immigrants adjusting to a new life in the New World. The two brothers, and other characters, are well-developed. The film has excellent timing, breathtaking cinematography and a gripping storyline.


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