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Amore tossico (1983)

The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cesare Ferretti ...
Cesare
Michela Mioni ...
Michela
Enzo Di Benedetto ...
Enzo
Roberto Stani ...
Ciopper
Loredana Ferrara ...
Loredana
Mario Afeltra ...
Mario, the pusher
Fernando Arcangeli ...
Debora
Mario Caiazzi ...
Ciccione
Silvia Starita ...
Psicologa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Falerio Ballarin ...
Capellone
Maria Galleoni ...
Madre di Mario
Massimo Maggini ...
Massimo
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The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.

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Acqua azzurra, acqua chiara
Written by Mogol and Lucio Battisti
Performed by Lucio Battisti
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best drug movie ever
25 August 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Trainspotting? Christian F? Pulp Fiction? they will all look like gone with the wind after you see this movie..no dandy heroes, no smart guys, just plain junkies struggling to get their fix.. THIS MOVIE IS THE REAL THING.. with all the excitement, the despair, the dirt and the hilarity connected with it. 24 hours in the life of a group of heroin addicted guys in Rome suburbs. Most of the cast was composed by actual or former drug addict by the time the movie was being shot, and the director had an hard time as often some of his actors ended up in jail during the shooting.. The main character and other actors died of aids in the years after the release of the movie. You won't find in here anything but real life, nevertheless this is the most poetic, dramatic, realistic, funny and truthful movie ever made on the subject of drugs. the acting is amazing, the director does his job well and the soundtrack is "in tune" with the overall movie feeling. Only one problem: you have to be Italian to understand the hilarious slang of the roman youth of the eighties...


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