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Professor Ludovico Bruschi is an elderly Communist whose desire is that of living in an orderly and socially just State. But disorder is just about to break into his life, first of all in ... See full summary »

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Prof. Bruschi
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Stella
Zoe Incrocci ...
Elvira
Giorgio Tirabassi ...
Oliviero
Victor Cavallo ...
Pippo
Veronica Lazar ...
Margherita
Lara Pranzoni ...
Papere
Paolo Panelli ...
Galliano, the hairdresser
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Gisella Burinato ...
Stella's mother
Pupo De Luca ...
Judge
Dante Biagioni ...
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Fabio Bussotti
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Professor Ludovico Bruschi is an elderly Communist whose desire is that of living in an orderly and socially just State. But disorder is just about to break into his life, first of all in the shape of his granddaughter Papere and then in that of Papere's mother Stella, his son's companion. The relationship between Oliviero, Bruschi's son, and Stella has come to an end perhaps because of the extreme youth of the two lovers. Now Professor Bruschi is obliged to come to terms with the gloomy, ignorant, offended Stella whose head is full of false and destructive ideals and who disturbs his way of living out daily life. The professor loses his patience and Stella leaves. He looks for her and finds her in hospital with a broken leg. The two of them begin to grow close and then, without realizing it, they come to love each other immensely. Stella's leg gets better and she goes off to look for new relationships, new experiences, while the Professor goes on waiting for her: and all this in the ... Written by france

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A delicate balance between the intimate and the political
9 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Films like this make you realize that, for all its glamour and its money, Hollywood is really irrelevant in today's cinema. This is one of those films that could only be made in Europe; as far as I know, the film wasn't even distributed in the US, which is just as well, because I doubt that the American public could have appreciated this film without special effects, without the mandatory one-thrill-every-20-minutes, with a thin plot, and great multidimensional characters.

The film is the story of the relation between an old Communist (who defines himself as Hegelian, rather than Marxist) who grew up in a party of social order and almost puritan lifestyle, and his daughter, a product of Italy's extra-parliamentary left in the 1970's which was, at the time, storming through the convictions of the previous communist generation.

The strongest point of the movie is the equilibrium in the representation of the political conflict between two worlds (which had to be a major part of a narration set in years in which "the private is public" was an ongoing slogan) and the personal conflict between two people (a homage to the more reclusive and private 90's).

Great performances of Marcello Mastroianni, Sandrine Bonnaire, and the young Lara Pranzoni as "Papere."


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