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Giovanna Bozzolo ...
Actor in Italian Film
Sebastiano Nardone ...
Actor in Italian Film
Antonio Petrocelli ...
Actor in Italian Film
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Car Driver
Italo Spinelli ...
On the Wall at Spinaceto
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Film Critic
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Herself
Alexandre Rockwell ...
Himself
Renato Carpentieri ...
Gerardo
Raffaella Lebboroni ...
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Marco Paolini ...
First Salina Couple
Claudia Della Seta ...
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Lorenzo Alessandri ...
Second Salina Couple
Antonio Neiwiller ...
The Mayor of Stromboli
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Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend around a set of remote islands in search of peace to finish his new film and consulting doctor after doctor to cure his annoying rash to cast a humorous look at his life and those around him. Written by James Hastie <jdh1000@cus.cam.ac.uk>

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$472,598 (USA)
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Nanni Moretti: [walking out of the theater after watching "Henry - Portrait of a Killer"] I wandered around the city for hours trying to remember who was it that said good things about this film. I read a review in a paper. I read something positive about "Henry". Suddenly, I remember... I find the review and I copy it in my diary. Here it is: "Henry kills people but he's a kind of good guy. Only facts count for him. Otis is the real scum. Henry has a mad solidarity with his victims. A prince of annihilation, ...
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A nice change of pace
1 November 2001 | by (Chantilly, VA) – See all my reviews

Not a standard film by any means but well done. The movie is broken into three parts, each part shares no relation with each other. In the first part we follow the director on his Vespa throughout Rome as his voiceovers talk about his impressions of Rome. Great selection of music for this part and Moretti's expressions watching "Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer" are hilarious. The second part, is of a more surreal bent as Moretti and a friend tour the islands surrounding Italy. Enjoy it for the scenery as for some of tongue in cheek commentary on the people living there. The third part follows a more linear plot as we follow Moretti trying to find the cause of his ailments. Generally lighthearted throughout this part turns rather serious at the end but since it has already happened, there is no concern for the future. A good introduction to one of the better Italian directors.


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