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Queen of Hearts (1989)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  October 1989 (USA)
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Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a café in an Italian neighborhood. One day their father loses the... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio Duse ...
Nonno
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Danilo
Anita Zagaria ...
Rosa
Eileen Way ...
Mama Sibilla
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Barbariccia
Roberto Scateni ...
Falco
Stefano Spagnoli ...
Young Eddie
Alec Bregonzi ...
Headwaiter
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Man in Pig Scene
Mathilda Thorpe ...
Woman in Pig Scene (as Matilda Thorpe)
Anthony Manzoni ...
Doorman
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Pepe
Ray Marioni ...
Mario
Sarah Hadaway ...
Teresa
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Angelica
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Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a café in an Italian neighborhood. One day their father loses the café, the home and his wedding ring by gambling. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A story of love, revenge and cappuccino

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Comedy

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October 1989 (USA)  »

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Cappuccino  »

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$1,236,844 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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In one sequence, Mama Sibilla is watching television and commenting on the film "The Vikings". The actress who plays Mama Sibilla is Eileen Way, who played the witch Kitala in "The Vikings". See more »

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Features The Vikings (1958) See more »

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Come Back to Sorrento
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Written by Ernesto De Curtis
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Nice-Looking Film With Good Storytelling
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Although this is an English-Italian movie and made in English, this might as well be considered a "foreign film" to us in North America because it certainly has the feel of it. The dialog, the mood and actions of the people are like "foreign films" from France or Italy, not the normal fare of U.S., Canadian or British films.

For me, that's fine as I enjoy the good storytelling and the fascinating photography.

There is action in the first 10 minutes but not that much afterward. About halfway through this 112-minute film, it really begins to bog down, unfortunately. However, I still rate this movie with a decent number of stars almost strictly on the cinematography which is excellent, especially in that first half.

Ian Hawkes, as the little boy, and Vittorio Duse (?) as his dad, are fun to watch. Storywise, I did not understand the card game near the end and did not agree with the ending where the "good guys" cheat to get their goods back. I just never subscribed to the message that "two wrongs make a right."

I would like to this film again, and with a nice DVD transfer.


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