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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 ...
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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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ITL 5,000,000,000 (estimated)
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11 October 2005 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

"Radiofreccia" is still a good surprise in Italian cinema. The film is based on a book of Italian songwriter Luciano Ligabue, who also directs the movie and writes the music score -of course.

The film is a portrait of north Italian province life, in the Emilia Romagna region. We're in 1975, the time of the first free radios -one of the boys of the movie creates "Radioraptus". Youth wishes, friendship, love, sex, individual dramas and unemployment are among the themes, but the film speaks also about drugs -Freccia, the main character, is a victim of heroin slavery.

Without being boring and moralist, the story flows very well; the spontaneity of actors is strong and the way of directing as well. Obviously Luciano "Liga" Ligabue is neither Fellini nor a movie professional, first of all he's a musician. But he succeeds in making a good product. Unfortunately he'll not repeat the success with his second movie "Da zero a dieci" -not good at all.

In "Radiofreccia" actors are generally not very famous, the only star is Stefano Accorsi -one of the most popular young Italian actors. See in a small role another Italian songwriter -Francesco Guccini, he's the nice communist barman and football trainer!


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