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The Dinner (1998)

La cena (original title)
An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married ... See full summary »

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Flora
Antonio Catania ...
Mago Adam
Francesca d'Aloja ...
Alessandra
Riccardo Garrone ...
Diomede
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Maestro Pezzullo
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Professore
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Allieva
Nello Mascia ...
Menghini
Adalberto Maria Merli ...
Bricco
Corrado Olmi ...
Arturo
Eros Pagni ...
Duilio
Daniela Poggi
Rolando Ravello
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Isabella
Stefano Antonucci
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An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in -- large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married and single -- to dine, converse, argue, celebrate, make confessions; to overhear other people's discussions, to interrupt them, to sing, listen to music, and enjoy life. The camera, just like the people, moves constantly from table to table, into the kitchen and the back room to observe the staff's petty jealousies and frustrations -- until two hours later it's time for everybody to go home. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Awful
16 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I gave 1 to this film. I can't understand how Ettore Scola,one of the greater directors of Italian cinema, made a film like this, so stupid and ridiculous! All the stories of the people involved in the movie are unsubstantial,boring and not interesting. Too long,too boring. The only things I save in this movie are Giancarlo Giannini and Vittorio Gasmann. Hope that Scola will change radically themes and style in his next film.


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