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Radio Arrow (1998)
"Radiofreccia" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  16 October 1998 (Italy)
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Looking back at stories and myths of an Italian small town in the mid-70s.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefano Accorsi ...
Ivan 'Freccia' Benassi
Luciano Federico ...
Bruno Jori
Alessio Modica ...
Iena
Enrico Salimbeni ...
Tito
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Boris
Francesco Guccini ...
Adolfo
Patrizia Piccinini ...
Marzia
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Madre di Ivan
Cristina Moglia ...
Cristina
Cosima Coccheri ...
Ragazza della droga
Paolo Maria Scalondro ...
Carlo
Little Taver ...
Kingo
Manuel Maggioli ...
Bonanza
Paolo Cremonini ...
Omero
Ottorino Ferrari ...
Pluto
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Five friends Freccia, Bruno, Tito, Jena and Boris are very keen on music but they live in a little town in northern Italy and spend most of their days at the local bar. They decide to set up an independent radio which soon becomes the voice of a generation. When Freccia dies from an overdose the radio takes his name. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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The actress playing bartender Adolfo's daughter for a few seconds at the end of the movie is his real life daughter. See more »

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References The Little World of Don Camillo (1952) See more »

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Written by Dickey Betts
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RADIO RAPTUS INTERNATIONAL
3 January 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I am not Italian, however have watched the film and enjoyed it. I lived in Italy for several years and had the opportunity to observe the culture and the people of different regions.

I am a great Accorsi fan and have watched most of the films he has been involved with, I have to add that he is an underrated actor and ought to be hitting it high by becoming internationally based.

The film RadioFreccia reflects the true lives of the young italians living in the north of the country at that time as well as today. With the effects of religion, politics, unemployment and social exclusion the country seems to be cornering the young italians in exactly this way. There is nothing for them to do.. Hence the communist movement among the Northern Younger generation: drugs, assault, violence, sexuality, drug abuse, satanic rituals are amongst the daily lives of these people. Emilio Reggio being the heart of these acts.

Parallel to this the film represents the obstacles that young italians face; the family pressure and the religion.

I stand up and applaud Ligabue for magnificent and accurate storytelling


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