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4 October 1996 (Italy) See more »
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Sergio Castellitto ... Carlo Ruggeri
Victor Cavallo ... Antonio
Roberto De Francesco ... Pasquale

Isabella Ferrari ... Lucia
Iaia Forte ... Liliana
Patrizia Leonet
Francesco Paolantoni ... Pasquale
Alfonso Santagata ... Giuseppe
Matteo Urzia ... Paolo
Alessandra Vanzi ... Cenerentola

Directed by
Renato De Maria 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Silvia Colombini  story
Renato De Maria 
Claudio Lizza 
Alberto Sandrini  story

Produced by
Nella Banfi .... producer
Giorgio Leopardi .... producer
Original Music by
Avion Travel 
Cinematography by
Gianfilippo Corticelli 
Film Editing by
Mirco Garrone 
Production Design by
Claudio Del Vecchio 
Set Decoration by
Giada Calabria 
Costume Design by
Cristina Francioni 
Production Management
Claudio Vecchio .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Enzo Di Terlizzi .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Andrea Lancia .... sound supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Carini .... video assist operator
Felice Guzzi .... gaffer
Corrado Meotti .... Steadicam operator
Ernesto Natoli .... assistant camera
Fabrizio Vicari .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Paola Fornasier .... assistant editor
Other crew
Daniela Berardi .... production accountant
Luigi Boscaino .... production assistant

Production Companies

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France:100 min


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Don´t waste your precious time on this waste of celluloid, 11 March 2003
Author: Bruno Jaime (lonx) from Brasília, Brazil

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

******Spoilers ahead***************

This movie shows the decadence of a fortysomething finantial director who gets himself trapped into a whirlwind of bad luck. Carlo Ruggeri is a respected Diretor in what seems to be an accounting firm. Almost as a gift to his wife, he buys an upscale, roomier apartment. After the conclusion fo a merging process, which Carlo was one of the the masterminds, he is vile and unjustified fired. He cannot get the deposit on the new apartment back, and the landlord of his old apartment needs it for his soon-to-marry daughter. Carlo can´t find anything for rent, as the offers are mostly for temporary contracts and students.The City Hall places Carlo and his wife and daughter on a low-budget flat, where the residents are mostly white trash. At all times, Carlo keeps his poise.Either very calm, or weak, he accepts everything without a quarrel.Carlo also refuses help from his brother-in-law, a prick who envies his success and seeks to humiliate him. Soon Carlo´s wife, Liliana runs out of patience and moves to her mother´s place, in another city. The city hall discovers this the day after, and Carlo is no longer entitled to stay on the flat. And so the story goes, things always getting worse. According to director Renato de Maria, "the story of a man who makes his way through society from top to bottom. It looks like a journey to hell, but it isn't: it is a journey like all the others - a road which leads to knowledge and self-awareness." Too bad the editing of the scenes is a tad loose, the way the story is told is shallow, insipid. De Maria didn´t want to turn this movie into a melodrama, but the result is just a boring movie. In the movie Carlo loses everything, even his integrity. Don´t waste your time on it.

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