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Let's Mambo! (1999)

E allora mambo! (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Luca Bizzarri ...
Stefano Rastelli / Ruben Marosha
Paolo Kessisoglu ...
Mauro Paternò
Luciana Littizzetto ...
Lisa
Maddalena Maggi ...
Antonia
Gigio Alberti ...
Sparviero
Cosima Coccheri ...
Sonia
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Carloni basso
Tita Ruggeri
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Cinzia Veronesi
Enrico Bertolino ...
Carloni
Sharon Conti ...
Evita
Giulia Civadda ...
Evita piccola
Gianmarco Mazzocchi ...
Marcos
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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 <alessio@post.com>

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Una tragicommedia all'italiana.

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8 October 2007 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

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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