Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian federal elections.
Marco works as an accountant in his family car hiring agency; when his brother disappears, he begins a journey through Italy searching for him together with Elena, who has been his brother's girlfriend.
A brilliant recent graduate struggles to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them.
Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by ... See full summary »
Luigi Lo Cascio,
Italy, the early sixties: Yuri, a young boy who lives with his mother and a little sister (his father has abandoned them) meets Razzo, a tough streetwise boy and becomes his friend. Eight ... See full summary »
Roberto De Francesco,
In a dystopian future, the world is split into two sectors: The Poor, and The Rich. They are ruled by the oppressive and secretive 'Sector' who have a law to send people's worst fears to ... See full summary »
"I cento passi" (one hundred steps) was the distance between the Impastatos' house and the house of Tano Badalamenti, an important Mafia boss, in the small Sicilian town of Cinisi. The ... See full summary »
Marco Tullio Giordana
Luigi Lo Cascio,
Luigi Maria Burruano,
Caterina è una suora ed ha preso i voti provvisori da una mese quando andando per un parco incontra un uomo che ha trovato un neonato abbandonato e glielo affida per portarlo in ospedale. Dopo averlo fatto, Caterina comincia ad andare a trovare il piccolo e gli si affeziona tanto da tentare di risalire alla madre tramite il maglione in cui era avvolto. Arriva così fino ad Ernesto, quarantunanni, proprietario di una lavanderia lasciatagli assieme ai debiti dal padre. Ernesto è scontento della vita ed è tutto centrato sui suoi problemi tanto da non ricordare neanche i nomi delle sue collaboratrici. La madre del bambino è forse Teresa, sua ex dipendente ed Ernesto è forse il padre. Inizia così per Caterina una crisi sul suo stato di suora e per Ernesto la consapevolezza di non essere l'unico uomo disgraziato sulla terra. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
having missed the showtime for one of the blockbusters in the cinemaplex in this xmas season, we instead diverted to a small art-sy theather in the cultural district to see this film. After five minutes, I was already believing I was better off in the cinemaplex to watch action-packed fast moving images with special effects in surround-sound state-of-the-art stadium seating theaters, and was somewhat put off by the slow moving italian film images of a nun looking for meaning behind the find of an abandoned baby. But by the end of movie, we realized that this carefully structured and written work would have never been done in the United States. It was a moving and human touching story, in which the characters were real. If they told me that the dry cleaner workers and the nuns where not actors but actually real people, I would have believed it. It is hard to pack into 90 minutes of reel a story that looks real without having fast cuts, sound bytes, and artificiosities in verbalisms and acting, and thus transmorming a story from real to hyper-real. Spread in the movie story are still pictures of "functional" groups of people, the dry cleaner workers, the nuns, the hospital workers, the ice cream parlor workers, the janitors, the police squad. And they all contribute to give this move a special realistic bond. One important note: all the outdoor scenes are in Milan. This is unusual, as usually all outdoor scenes in Italian movies are in the Rome and surrouding area (just as Southern California is for the US).
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