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Hardboiled Egg (1997)

Ovosodo (original title)
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
Francesco Guzzo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giorgio Algranti ...
Operaio #1
Emanuele Barresi ...
Operaio #2
Claudia Biagiotti ...
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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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12 September 1997 (Italy)  »

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8 December 2002 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

I AM NOT SURE... It could be interesting for Non-Italians as a cultural anthropological research project, but, as for me, it was painful to watch. It portrays the Italian "Coming of Age" phenomenon extremely well, so well that I felt sick at the thought of how unhappy and deceived people can allow themselves to be. In fact, I do not hate the movie itself, but the moral condition Italy is in, and that this flick reveals so well.


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