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Hardboiled Egg (1997)
"Ovosodo" (original title)

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The story of Piero, from when he was a kid to fatherhood, over the background of the town of Livorno (Leghorn) Tuscany, where the director Virzì was born.

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Piero at 18 years
Malcolm Lunghi ...
Piero at 13 years
Matteo Campus ...
Piero at 7 years
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Giovanna
Claudia Pandolfi ...
Susi
Toto Barbato ...
Mirko
Marco Cocci ...
Tommaso
Regina Orioli ...
Lisa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giorgio Algranti ...
Operaio #1
Emanuele Barresi ...
Operaio #2
Claudia Biagiotti ...
Ragazza balcone
Monica Brachini ...
Mara
Francesco Catraro ...
Amico del Conte
Isabella Cecchi ...
Impiegata palchimica
Joanna Chatton ...
Signora svedesa
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Story of young and shy Piero growing up in a popular area of Livorno (Leghorn) that has the same name as Piero's nickname ("Ovosodo" - "Boiled egg") from his childhood until marriage and coming of age. Mostly a story about all the people that changed his life: Giovanna, the teacher that pushes him to study, his best friend Tommaso, his great love Lisa who will definitively sail away. It's also a story about all the disillusions and compromises in finding one's place in life. Written by Alessio F. Bragadini <alessio@dsnet.it>

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If you get a chance see this film
6 June 1999 | by (Pittsburg CA) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch this film at a local film festival and I'm very glad I did. It is both warm and funny and in many ways much more real than most "coming of age" films you see. It was one of the few films I've seen where I walked out of the theater with the intention of telling everyone I knew to go and see it.


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