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17 December 1992 (Italy) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Diego Abatantuono ... Mario Tozzi

Valeria Golino ... Anita
Claudio Bisio ... Alex
Renato Carpentieri ... Commissario Viola
Antonio Catania ... Di Gennaro
Elena Callegari ... Woman in Bank
Leonardo Gajo ... Bank Colleague
Corinna Agustoni ... Nurse

Nicky Mondellini ... Maid (as Niki Mondelini)
Son y la Rumba ... Band in Bar
Jorge Fegán ... Man in Pawnshop
Paco Mauri ... Policeman (as Francisco Mauri)
Los Guajiros ... Mexican Group
Yolanda Orisaga ... Carmen
Yolo Lucio ... Carmen's Son
Antonio Estrado ... Thief
Julian Bujio ... Prison Policeman
Gallo Tyson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Mario
Michel DeQuevedo ... Man Unloading Jukebox

Directed by
Gabriele Salvatores 
Writing credits
Pino Cacucci (novel)

Enzo Monteleone  screenplay and
Diego Abatantuono  screenplay collaboration &
Gabriele Salvatores  screenplay collaboration

Produced by
Arturo Brito .... associate producer
Mario Cecchi Gori .... producer
Vittorio Cecchi Gori .... producer
Monica Ferroni .... associate producer
Marco Mandelli .... line producer
Maurizio Totti .... producer
Original Music by
Federico De Robertis 
Mauro Pagani 
Cinematography by
Italo Petriccione 
Film Editing by
Nino Baragli 
Production Design by
Marco Belluzzi 
Alejandro Olmas 
Set Decoration by
Francisco López 
Costume Design by
Francesco Panni 
Makeup Department
Maurizio Fazzini .... makeup artist
Production Management
Monica Ferroni .... production manager
Carlos Taibo .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luca Lachin .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Luca Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects editor
Alberto Doni .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Daniel Cordero .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurizio Benvenuto .... grip
Riccardo Brunner .... Steadicam operator
Silvia Salamon .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Alessandro Baragli .... assistant editor
Music Department
Maurizio Camagna .... musician

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UK:110 min
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On a panel on a wall you can read "La vita è un fiume: attraversalo ma non costruirci una casa sopra - Proverbio Indu", which means: "Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but don't build a house on it. - Indian Proverb"See more »


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Good film, much better book, 27 April 2013
Author: paoloemanuele from Australia

Salvatores has been directing movies for more than twenty years, and most of them are very watchable with great ones every now and then. This title, although I enjoyed it a lot, is to me a bit of a hit and miss. The casting is good (the usual Abatantuono, Bisio, Bentivoglio etc.), the film flows quite alright and some of the points it makes are spot on. Yet years later I decided to read the book and I found out the story was just much better, and could have made a greater film, or even a short series, if budget wasn't a problem (in Italy often is). The comedic turn Salvatores decided to make doesn't convince me thoroughly, and although it is funny, it's not as good as other films he made (Mediterraneo, Marrakech Express). To all the Italian readers (because I don't know if it has been translated in any other languages) I can only advise to read Pino Cacucci's book, if you like travels and serious storytelling, it's the right book for you. Ah, and be careful because you'll become obsessed about going to Mexico!

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