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Giovanna Bozzolo ...
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Sebastiano Nardone ...
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Antonio Petrocelli ...
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Italo Spinelli ...
On the Wall at Spinaceto
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Alexandre Rockwell ...
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Renato Carpentieri ...
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Raffaella Lebboroni ...
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Marco Paolini ...
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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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Batonga
Written by Angélique Kidjo (as A. Kidjo) and Jean Hebrail (as J. Hebrail)
Performed by Angélique Kidjo
Ed. Musicali Warner Chappel
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Journey in a diary.
12 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Nanni Moretti turns the camera on himself as he explores his hang-ups and obsessions via three chapters. The first chapter has him take us - the audience - for a humorous journey on his vespa, admiring the beauty and ugliness of suburban Rome. His next journey is through the Islands, searching for solitude to write a script. An hilarious chapter that saves the film, because by the third part we have had enough of Moretti. But we still thank him for taking us through his diary.


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