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Preferisco il rumore del mare (2000)

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Luigi è dirigente di un' industria di Torino ed è originario della Calabria, dove torna per le vacanze. Durante uno di questi viaggi conosce Rosario, quindicenne orfano di madre e con il ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Raso ...
Fabrizia Sacchi ...
Paolo Cirio ...
Mimmo Calopresti ...
Don Lorenzo
Enrica Rosso ...
Eugenio Masciari ...
Raffaella Lebboroni ...
Palma Valentina Di Nunno ...
Lorenzo Ventavoli ...
Concettina Luddeni ...
Madre di Luigi
Laura Curino ...
Maria (governante)
Antonio Ferrante ...
Pasquale (padre di Rosario)


Luigi è dirigente di un' industria di Torino ed è originario della Calabria, dove torna per le vacanze. Durante uno di questi viaggi conosce Rosario, quindicenne orfano di madre e con il padre in prigione. Chiede allora a don Lorenzo, che dirige una comunità di ragazzi 'difficili' a Torino, di prendere Rosario con sè. Nella nuova città il ragazzo dovrà affrontare il rapporto con una realtà per lui nuova e difficile, entrando anche in contatto con Matteo, il viziato figlio di Luigi. Due mondi a confronto, due realtà sociali distanti fra loro, un difficile rapporto padre-figlio. Written by rosebud6

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24 March 2000 (Italy)  »

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I Prefer the Sound of the Sea  »

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12 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The film is one of the few examples in Italian cinema with the courage to overturn the so-called "Southern Question". Instead of following in the usual rut of Italian cinema which delights in representing the South as a wild degenerate place, the film upturns such shibboleths by portraying the so-called 'modern' industrial North as many Southerners see it: emotionally cold, detached, devoid of values, materialistic and morally corrupt. And it cleverly exposes these ills through the conflicted character of a successful Southern Italian migrant living in Turin. Not that the South lacks its problems, which the film does not shy away from representing, such as its crime and violence. These are amply confronted through the family history of the main character. However, the film does point the way towards a re-engagement with the problems faced by the South through tolerance and by emphasizing the role that can be played by a love of learning even in the most difficult circumstances. In this it reflects, perhaps too optimistically, a long cultural tradition of obstinate but great Southern Italian intellectuals. What many viewers see as unattractive acting is the result of Calopresti maintaining the neorealist tradition in the modern era. It is not his fault that modern Italian life for many is not as 'exotic' and 'different' in terms of their own experience as it may once have been in the days of 'Bicycle thieves'.

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