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Traveling Companion (1996)

Compagna di viaggio (original title)
In Rome, Cora is a waitress at a club, walks people's dogs, sleeps with various men, kips with pals, and has a salty tongue. She also has a bruised history: her mother's suicide, her ... See full summary »

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Cosimo
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Cora
Lino Capolicchio ...
Pepe
Silvia Cohen ...
Ada
Max Malatesta ...
Giulio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tarcisio Branca ...
Il portiere
Antonio Calia ...
Giulio bambino
Sebastiano Colla ...
Fabio
Germano Di Mattia ...
Raul
Silvana Gasparini ...
L'amica del laboratorio di ceramica
Maddalena Maggi ...
laa mdre di Cora
Patrizia Pezza ...
L'amica di cameriera
Pier Francesco Poggi ...
Il venditore di mobili (as Pierfrancesco Poggi)
Christele Procopio ...
Cora bambina
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L'amica extetista
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In Rome, Cora is a waitress at a club, walks people's dogs, sleeps with various men, kips with pals, and has a salty tongue. She also has a bruised history: her mother's suicide, her brother's mental illness. Ada, a dog-owning client, hires her to follow Ada's aged and courtly father every day. The dad, a retired philology professor, has a touch of dementia, sometimes forgetting where he is; Cora is to keep him in sight, phoning Ada if the professor has difficulties. On the third day, he takes a train out of Rome, and Cora follows on what proves to be a journey into her best and worst selves. She becomes his traveling companion, but what does he become to her? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Cora: [On the phone to Cosimo's daughter] Ada, we're at Carpi. How do I know where he is going! I can't follow him to the North Pole. I know, but I'm not the Pink Panther.
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A Good Little Story
12 August 2003 | by (Portland, Or.) – See all my reviews

A good little comedy/drama with Asia Argento and Michel Piccoli. Very little plot actually involved but still a very interesting story. One of the few films Argento actually looked like she was interested in. She has very good chemistry with Piccoli and their scenes together make the movie. Movie is very good when it stays light.


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