Milano, anni cinquanta, secondo dopoguerra. Luna Di Capua lavora come insegnante in una scuola elementare. E' arrivata in città anni prima con il padre, da Napoli. Angelo Franchini, custode... See full summary »

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Iaia Forte ...
Luna di Capua / Shadow
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Angelo Franchini
Ivano Marescotti ...
Teacher Caimi
Luigi Maria Burruano ...
Director (as Luigi Burruano)
Luciano Manzalini ...
Il mago Igor
Eraldo Turra ...
Butcher
Aurelio Fierro ...
Luna's father
Eva Robins ...
Woman with Beard
Davide Marotta ...
Circus Owner
Maria Rosaria Uva ...
Circus Owner's Wife
Marco Pironti ...
Mjscia
Fabiano Santacroce ...
Jermal
Sandro Berti ...
Circus Band (as Alessandro Berti)
Gianluigi Carlone ...
Circus Band
Roberto Carlone ...
Circus Band
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Milano, anni cinquanta, secondo dopoguerra. Luna Di Capua lavora come insegnante in una scuola elementare. E' arrivata in città anni prima con il padre, da Napoli. Angelo Franchini, custode nella stessa scuola, è segretamente innamorato della ragazza, ma non riesce a dichiararsi. Durante una notte di tempesta, a causa di una scatola magica, l'ombra di Luna si stacca da lei, rendendosi visibile ed iniziando ad avere una vita propria. Inizia così per la timida ed introversa Luna una nuova vita, che la porterà a conoscere sé stessa, i propri desideri ed anche l'amore del caro ed affettuoso custode. Written by rosebud6

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Simmo a Napule paisà
Written by Peppino Fiorelli (as Fiorelli) and Nicola Valente (as Valente)
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Interesting! A neo-realist and original tale of fantasy and love.
6 July 2000 | by (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – See all my reviews

Milan in the 1950s............"Luna e l'altra" is the tale of an elementary school teacher Luna di Capua (who came to Milan with her father from Naples in post-War Italy) whose dreary life takes a very unexpected turn one stormy night when her shadow separates itself from her and assumes a life of her own. A neo-realist and original tale of fantasy and love skilfully woven on film. Dark brooding scenes contrast with many humorous and enlightening moments, just as the introverted personality of Luna contrasts with the exuberant personality of her "shadow-come-to- life"............The film imbues the audience with a semi- surrealistic feeling of love, euphoria and sacrifice...........


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