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Radio Arrow (1998)

Radiofreccia (original title)
Looking back at stories and myths of an Italian small town in the mid-70s.

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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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Storyline

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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16 October 1998 (Italy)  »

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ITL 5,000,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Connections

References The Wind and the Lion (1975) See more »

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Willin'
Written by Lowell George
Performed by Little Feat
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A movie about all of us
5 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Radiofreccia is a movie about all of us, about our dreams, our friends, our obsessions, our addictions, our fears. It is a brilliant movie where a group of friends like all of us have lives through the hardships of growing up in a small town in one of the most significant decades in the last century. The movie doesn't take a happy or sad approach on things, it just tells us a story, one that all of us could have experienced. One of happiness and excitement, sadness and grief. The power of this story is in that we grow to love the characters, it is one of those movies you will watch over and over again, feeling closer to the little town in Emilia Romagna where it takes place. Hoping one day to be able to finally walk its streets next to Freccia and his friends, listening to the music that changed the world through the crackling sound of an old radio playing Radio Raptus International, playing their dreams, our dreams. Radiofreccia will make you laugh, it will make you cry at times, it will shock you and comfort you, it will give you and take from you. Personally I believe it to have played an important part in my life, and that of my friends, and I suggest you all watch it and let it become part of yours.


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