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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
Regina Orioli ...
Lisa
Alessio Fantozzi ...
Ivanone
Marco Cocci ...
Tommaso
Pietro Fornaciari ...
Nedo
Monica Brachini ...
Mara
Barbara Scoppa ...
Bianca
Toto Barbato ...
Mirko (as Salvatore Barbato)
Claudia Pandolfi ...
Susi
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Giovanna
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giorgio Algranti ...
Operaio #1
Emanuele Barresi ...
Operaio #2
Claudia Biagiotti ...
Ragazza balcone
Matteo Campus ...
Piero at 7 years
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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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Great social fresco, how to turn structuralist critic in a deep and intelligent comedy
3 February 1999 | by (Viareggio, Italy) – See all my reviews

At a first glance Ovosodo is the same old film about coming of age in a shanty town, growing up in a rough area in a poor and exploited family, then, like in medieval frescos, the plot turns the attention to the panorama behind, to the social condition that tends to make necessary every choice. Ovosodo is a comedy but deeply rooted in a language and in a peculiar red-neck culture.


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