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Christian De Sica,
Stefano is turning thirty in a small town in Romagna. He has a boring job, a family he loves, lots of debts and he always thinks about the good old days he spent studying in Bologna with his friend Mauro, now a lawyer. Because of an error of the bank, he suddenly receives 6 billions lire (3 millions USD) and he decides to change his life... turning back time: he will pretend to have a new job in Bologna but he will go to town every day to live the life of a grown-up student. But in Bologna he meets Antonia, leading him to a double identity. Written by
Alessio F. Bragadini <email@example.com>
I had the pleasure of catching this film while aboard an Alitalia flight when flying home from Italy. It's got a great central cast and the situations are genuinely funny. Not overly done and the slapstick is kept to a bare minimum. Really, it reminded me of a 30s screwball comedy in many ways - with the humor coming from the characterizations and how each character reacts within the situations they've created for themselves. It all works like clockwork - but also has some interesting things to say about the choices we make in our lives - and maybe making decisions that decide our futures too soon.
I'm surprised this movie hasn't been released on DVD - it's probably got roughly the same appeal as a film such as "Pane e Tulipani" - and is certainly better than many of the films coming out of Italy (and many other countries) that are released on DVD.
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