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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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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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Le Nozze di Figaro
(K. 492)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
(1785-1786)
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19 July 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

A film about taste of life. About cruel innocence and search of yourself, a splendid Pirandello- Taviani cocktail and description of the essence of gestures.

A delicate pledge for the discover of world. Victims and games. Expectation and subtle fear. And ambiguous definitions of life.

The first part is the story of a poor man and his strange cruelty. About images of a gray existence, small frustrations and desire to be more than a shadow. A strange murder and the bricks of life are only gloomy dust. But the desires are more than dreams of fictions.

The second story is picture of the life's waves. A kidnapping in two different eras. A priest and a boy. And the same death. It is a tale about fly, art, knowledge and its ashes. Exploration of basic errors and ambiguous gestures. End of innocence and forms of interior lies. Limits of game and voice of its blood.


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