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Radiofreccia (1998)

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
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Iena
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Boris
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Patrizia Piccinini ...
Marzia
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Cristina Moglia ...
Cristina
Cosima Coccheri ...
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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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A fascinating insight in the '70s, revolving around music, friendship, and bittersweet nostalgia
10 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

I would reccomend this film to everyone. Not only to the fans of the rocker Luciano Ligabue, but to all film-buffs. Because it's sincere, moving, funny and true. Because Ligabue is a born storyteller and a film lover, and every frame of his film is made with love and care. Because his characters are loved and ask to be loved. Because most of the Italian debut films are lousy and this one, done by an outsider, is a real joy to watch and to listen at. Because Stefano Accorsi is gorgeous and reminds me of Andrea Pazienza, who was, like Freccia, beautiful and talented and good and lost his life because of the heroin, that Ligabue shows as it is, unglamorous and ugly, without indulging in easy moralisms. Because it's a film that speaks to our heart, our ears, our souls. And because I lived the experience of the FM radios and it was exactly like that. Thanks, Luciano!


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