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We All Fall Down (1997)
"Tutti giù per terra" (original title)

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Walter is 20. He hasn't got a job, a girlfriend or any clear convictions. He rejects conventional values, notably his father's submissive acceptance of a life working in a factory as well ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Valerio Mastandrea ...
Walter
Caterina Caselli ...
Caterina
Benedetta Mazzini ...
Valeria
Gianluca Gobbi ...
Castracan
Anita Caprioli ...
Beatrice
Carlo Monni ...
padre di Walter
Adriana Rinaldi ...
madre di Walter
Luciana Littizzetto ...
Post office clerk
Elisabetta Cavallotti ...
Professoressa
Alessandra Casella ...
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Roberto Accornero
Paolo Belletrutti
Claudio Bertoni
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Marco Casellato ...
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Walter is 20. He hasn't got a job, a girlfriend or any clear convictions. He rejects conventional values, notably his father's submissive acceptance of a life working in a factory as well as a social life, including sex (he is, self-consciously, a virgin). An on-and-off philosophy student, he'd like to be a committed nihilist but is too insecure. 'All Fall Down' paints a picture of Walter as he weakly tries to find his independence. Written by Martin Turner <martint@hknet.com>

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ITL 472,044,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)

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ITL 1,368,118,000 (Italy) (6 June 1997)
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Walter: In books, it's always fantastic with women. One glance and she's yours for life. Or for one night, which is just as good. Try to do that in real life and you'll end up behind bars. My peers, said the papers, started with oral sex at 14, went all the way at 16, had enough of women by 18 and became impotent or serial killers. To protect myself and others, I was a virgin, so I didn't have to worry about premature ejaculation.
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Choose not to choose or nothing to choose?
3 April 2004 | by (Hong Kong, China) – See all my reviews

Once in our lifetime, we do experience what Walter does: don't know what to do next about everything, relationship, career, faith etc etc.

I watched this some years ago on Interactive TV, still, I remember it so well because I know so well what Walter undergoes. Just like many young people, I once desired so tremendously that I would be the master of my belief and philosophy that I didn't want to imitate or even learn from others. Absolute freedom and definitely new ideas would be generated from my soul. In those campus days, "contamination of spirit or soul" was what I tried so hard to steer clear of. Yet, as days went by, when pride and aspiration plunged from their pinnacle, nihilistic romance is not a loyal lover any more.

The Hong Kong Chinese translation of the film title is very local: "Life's Sandwich". With a ham in the middle and two pieces of bread on the outside, a sandwich is made. In our culture, "Sandwich" means someone who is being pressed in the front and at the back so they cannot move forward or backward. And Walter is being trapped like one by his family, society, government and his own self.

In the city, thousands and thousands of new graduates are being emitted from the drains, pipes or chimneys of the universities. Due to the economic downturn, they find it baffling when it comes to job hunting. We have many many Hong Kong Walters.


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