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Baci e abbracci (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  22 January 1999 (Italy)
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Mario, un ristoratore salernitano con locale a Casale Marittimo, da poco fallito, viene scambiato per ispettore della Regione da un gruppo di ex operai che hanno impiantato in una cascina ... See full summary »

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Francesco Paolantoni ...
Mario
Massimo Gambacciani ...
Renato Bacci
Piero Gremigni ...
Luciano Cecconi
Samuele Marzi ...
Matteo
Paola Tiziana Cruciani ...
Tatiana Falorni
Daniela Morozzi ...
Ivana
Isabella Cecchi ...
Annalisa
Emanuele Barresi ...
Ennio
Rosanna Mazzi ...
Stefania
Emiliano Cappello ...
Gabriele
Maria Grazia Taddei ...
Bruna
Martino Cecconi ...
Nelusco
Sara Mannucci ...
Margherita
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Alessio
Carlo Virzì ...
Stefanino (member of Amaranto Posse)
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Mario, un ristoratore salernitano con locale a Casale Marittimo, da poco fallito, viene scambiato per ispettore della Regione da un gruppo di ex operai che hanno impiantato in una cascina un allevamento di struzzi e che aspettano, dalla Regione appunto, dei finanziamenti. Come nei precedenti film di Virzì, la leggerezza regna padrona e la commedia degli equivoci tende alla favola surreale : manca la luce e si accendono delle candele; arriva la neve, che mancava da anni; ci sono magiche apparizioni (la Madonna e San Giuseppe) e così via. La felicità è dietro l'angolo? Rimboccandosi le maniche, forse.... ! Written by rosebud6

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14 December 2000 | by (Florence, Italy) – See all my reviews

"Baci e abbracci" is the final top of a wonderful Italian author. Paolo Virzì is grown up, step by step, and now he has reached the complete maturity of cinema expression and story telling. The direction of an enormous group of no-professional actors (except for Paolantoni) is an essay of perfect skill. And the film is tender, sensitive, amusing, according to the best tradition of Italian acid comedies. Monicelli, Germi, and a bit of Fellini (impressive the scene about the false Holy Family) are behind Virzì and sustain him, but now Virzì is a personal, singular Author. And by this film he tells us about the Illusion, the need of Illusion, and the Beauty of No-Truth. Thank you, Paolo!!! Thanks to you now Italian cinema can breathe again!!!


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