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Red Lob (1989)
"Palombella rossa" (original title)

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Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As ... See full summary »

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Coach of 'Rari Nantes Monteverde'
Mariella Valentini ...
Reporter
Alfonso Santagata ...
Tiresome guy #1
Claudio Morganti ...
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Valentina
Eugenio Masciari ...
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Mario Patanè ...
Simone
Antonio Petrocelli ...
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Remo Remotti ...
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Fabio Traversa ...
Michele's friend
Giovanni Buttafava ...
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Gabriele Ceracchini ...
Michele as a boy
Luisanna Pandolfi ...
Michele's mother
Imre Budavari ...
Himself
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Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As the match is about to finish, he misses the penalty which would have let his team draw the match and keep the leadership. Written by Roberto Cavenaghi <yogurts@galactica.it>

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E ti vengo a cercare
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devil-may-care film making. terrific fun.
14 September 2001 | by (berkeley california) – See all my reviews

an exceedingly eccentric film, with a devil-may-care approach that succeeds - and only just, at that - to the extent that one is charmed by wild improvisation. this is my style, so what, says the director, and shall we next try this?

Political analysis is quite beside the point, which is indeed the point, if any, of the film. The absurdity of grasping at political meaning (or rather, replacing it with expression) is wonderfully captured in amnesia (and the entire success of the film, by the way, depends on a brilliantly sustained performance in this role).

babble; terrific fun.


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