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The work and obsessions of director Nanni Moretti when the Iranian movie "Close Up" is scheduled to open in the movie theater he owns in Rome. Attention to details and above all a great love for cinema at its best. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fabia Bergamo
Paolo Di Virgilio
Paola Orfei
Fausto Polacco
Amleto Vitali
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Nanni Moretti ... Himself

Directed by
Nanni Moretti 
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Nanni Moretti 

Cinematography by
Alessandro Pesci 
Makeup Department
Gianfranco Mecacci .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gianfranco Barbagallo .... production manager
Sound Department
Andrea Masciocchi .... sound
Bruno Pupparo .... sound
Visual Effects by
Angelo Caruso .... digital film recording supervisor
Luciano Marzulli .... digital film recording supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrea Legnani .... assistant camera

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not the type of film I'd like to see often, but well made and mildly interesting, 23 February 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This film was part of a DVD set of short European films, though this is the only one among them that is actually a documentary. The film follows a man who is responsible for a chain of theaters. His meticulous attention to all the details is astounding--from the way the theater workers talk to the customers to receiving phone calls in the middle of the night to learn about the latest box office receipts. Much of it is rather ordinary, but all together it paints a picture of a supremely dedicated man who takes his job as seriously as anyone you'll ever meet. Fascinating but also a style film I wouldn't want to see all that often.

By the way, set I mentioned is CINEMA 16: European Shorts. On these DVDs are 16 shorts. Most aren't great, though because it contains THE MAN WITHOUT A HEAD, COPY SHOP, RABBIT and WASP, it's an amazing DVD for lovers of short films and well worth buying.

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