MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 25,502 this week

Così ridevano (1998)

 -  Drama  -  2 October 1998 (Italy)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 544 users   Metascore: 68/100
Reviews: 18 user | 23 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

Turin at the end of the fifties: two brothers have emigrated there from Sicily and the older works very hard to let the younger study and free himself from poverty through culture. The boy ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 28 Jul 2011
 
a list of 356 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Nov 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 57 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Così ridevano" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Così ridevano (1998)

Così ridevano (1998) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Così ridevano.
8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Gianni Amelio
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Laura Morante, Sonia Gessner
The Circle (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi
Stars: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Valerio Zurlini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jacques Perrin, Sylvie
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Enrico Mattei helped change Italy's future, first as freedom-fighter against the Nazis, then as an investor in methane gas through a public company, A.G.I.P., and ultimately as the head of ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Luigi Squarzina, Gianfranco Ombuen
Many Wars Ago (1970)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Mark Frechette, Alain Cuny, Gian Maria Volonté
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's ... See full summary »

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Stars: Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa, Rüdiger Vogler
Not One Less (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang, Zhenda Tian
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

"Dottore" Joe Moretti travels round Sicily doing screen tests for the big Roman studios. He's a conman and takes money or favours for his efforts. Beata, a young illiterate convent girl ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Tiziana Lodato, Franco Scaldati
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Gianni Amelio
Stars: Glauco Bettera, Giorgio Bongiovanni, Mosè Bottazzi
La città del sole (TV Movie 1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Gianni Amelio
Stars: Giulio Brogi, Daniel Sherrill, Umberto Spadaro
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Marco Messeri, Jo Champa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Giovanni
Francesco Giuffrida ...
Pietro
...
Pelaia
Calogero Caruana ...
Amico di Giovanni
Roberto Marzo ...
Amico di Giovanni
Davide Negro ...
Amico di Giovanni
Giorgio Pittau ...
Amico di Giovanni
Pasqualino Vona ...
Amico di Giovanni
Giuseppe Zarbano ...
Amico di Giovanni
Giuliano Spadaro ...
Padre della famiglia foggiana
Patrizia Marino ...
Madre foggiana
Giuseppe Sangari ...
Figlio
Francesca Monchiero ...
Figlia
Giorgia Scuderi ...
Assuntina
Salvatore Refano ...
Il vecchio siciliano
Edit

Storyline

Turin at the end of the fifties: two brothers have emigrated there from Sicily and the older works very hard to let the younger study and free himself from poverty through culture. The boy however is not keen on school and would like to begin to work. When after some time he gets his degree however things take a violent and dramatic turn...... Written by Salvatore santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

school | teacher | student | turin | sicily | See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

2 October 1998 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Way We Laughed  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,210 (USA) (23 November 2001)

Gross:

$44,286 (USA) (22 March 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title refers to the back page of a popular 1950s Italian magazine which had a section devoted to old jokes that were no longer funny but still evoked a sense of nostalgia. One such joke is repeated throughout the film: "How do you get four elephants in a Fiat?" The answer: "Two in front and two in back". See more »

Quotes

Giovanni: You think your children are your own, then they learn to walk and they leave you. Know what they say back home? "Raise hogs, 'cause then you can eat them"
See more »

Connections

References Rocco and His Brothers (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

La mer
Written by Charles Trenet and Lasry
Performed by Charles Trenet
Courtesy of Ed. Suvini Zerboni SpA
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How -do- you get four elephants in a Fiat?
15 February 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Way We Laughed" is plaintive, unhappy drama about two Sicilian brothers who migrate to Turin, Italy in the late 50's where the older and somewhat duller brother toils as a laborer so his younger brother can reap the benefits of school. This very Italian film peers deeply into the brotherly relationship as it skips through time and circumstance ultimately revealing the true character of the principals. Slow moving, methodical, and two hours long, this film will likely test the patience of most American audiences, especially those less familiar with the subtleties of Italian culture, who may question whether the payoff is worth the wait though the talent of an able auteur and cast are above reproach. (B)


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So, how many elephants CAN you fit in a Fiat??? avatarbilbo
Discuss Così ridevano (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?