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The Cyclone (1996)

Il ciclone (original title)
Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leonardo Pieraccioni ...
Levante Quarini
Lorena Forteza ...
Caterina
Barbara Enrichi ...
Selvaggia Quarini
Massimo Ceccherini ...
Libero Quarini
Sergio Forconi ...
Osvaldo Quarini
Alessandro Haber ...
Naldone
Tosca D'Aquino ...
Carlina
Ana Valeria Dini ...
Ines
Giovanni Pellegrino ...
Nello
Paolo Hendel ...
Pippo
Natalia Estrada ...
Penelope
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alessio Caruso ...
Alejandro
Patrizia Corti ...
Franca
Giovanni Ferreri ...
(as Gianni Ferreri)
Giuliano Grande ...
Giulianone
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Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.

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20 December 1996 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Cyclone  »

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ITL 679,831,000 (Italy) (13 December 1996)
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Goofs

In the Italian original version, almost all Spanish characters (flamenco dancers), when speaking in Spanish, make a lot of mistakes, showing clearly that they are not at all native speakers (although they are supposed not to speak Italian either). The accent is more or less correct, but it all sounds strange and disturbing to a native speaker. See more »

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Referenced in Cucciolo (1998) See more »

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Molto bene (Very good)

Levante Guarini (Leonardo Pieraccioni, also director) lives in a sleepy town in Italy, where nothing ever happens.Then one day a bus with six beautiful flamenco dancers from Spain arrive and nothing is the same.Il Ciclone from 1996 is a terribly funny Italian comedy.I found myself laughing at loud more than once.I watched it in the Italian class with a group of other students on Monday last week and I noticed I wasn't the only one laughing.Some of the moments that made me laugh were the awkward moments Levante had with his love interest Caterina (Lorena Forteza).Also the language barrier between the Italians and the Spanish offers some funny moments.This movie is a gem of European cinema.The Italians got it.You just watch this film and you'll come to the same conclusion; the Italians got it.


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