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You Laugh (1998)

Tu ridi (original title)
Two segments: In the first one Felice, a baritone who has had to give up his career because of a heart condition and now works as an accountant at the Opera, inexplicably spends his nights ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Felice Tespini (segment "Felice")
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Tobia Rambaldi (segment "Felice")
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Gino Migliori (segment "Felice")
Dario Cantarelli ...
Doctor (segment "Felice")
Elena Ghiaurov ...
Marika (segment "Felice")
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Nora (segment "Felice")
Turi Ferro ...
Il Dottor Ballarò (segment "Due sequestri")
Lello Arena ...
Rocco (segment "Due sequestri")
Steve Spedicato ...
Vincenzo Gangemi (segment "Due sequestri")
Orio Scaduto ...
Fillico (segment "Due sequestri")
Ludovico Caldarera ...
Chiche (segment "Due sequestri")
Roberto Fuzio ...
Manuzza (segment "Due sequestri")
Pietro De Silva
Roberto Nobile
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Two segments: In the first one Felice, a baritone who has had to give up his career because of a heart condition and now works as an accountant at the Opera, inexplicably spends his nights laughing in his sleep. When his best friend, a cripple, takes his life and his wife abandons him Felice decides to die himself. In the second segment two kidnappings in Sicily, the second of which took place a century before the present one, are compared. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Declared Film of National Interest by the Italian Council of Ministers. See more »

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"L'Italiana in Algeri'
Written and Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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Da morir dal ridere! (DVD)
8 September 2010 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

As a Frenchman, i have always been attracted by Italia because Italians are said to be "happy french". That explains why i used to watch a lot Italian channels on satellite and how i discovered Italian stars. But open markets aren't a reality in culture thus it's hard to find their movies.

This one stars "la" Ferilli and it's actually two short movies in one. If the stories are totally different (a suicide and a kidnapping), the directing blend them (a lot of blue filter for the night, long sequences of silence,...) and they are heavy on drama! Hope seems impossible. The only source of joy and happiness comes from the women in a sort of Holy Mary: "la" Ferilli and the criminal's wife brings a striking light in all this darkness. They may appears for seconds but they are really received as saviors. In addition, the movies take place in small town or the country so it's a rather enjoyable trip out there! In conclusion, there is indubitably a lot of gripping poetry here but it's a pity that it is hurt by the irritating laughing of "Boza Maljkovic".


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