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Pane e tulipani (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 2 November 2001 (USA)
After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice.

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Costantino Caponangeli
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Mimmo Barletta
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Grazia
Felice Andreasi ...
Fermo
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Ketty
Tatiana Lepore ...
Adele
Daniela Piperno ...
Woman in Car
Tiziano Cucchiarelli ...
Nic
Matteo Febo ...
Salvo
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Nancy
Mauro Marino ...
Lello
Antonia Miccoli ...
Sami
Ludovico Paladin ...
Eliseo
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Life is often just "for sake of" and we need to know about it and want to benefit when we are presented with the occasion to. A bit for "sake of", a bit for choice, Rosalba, young and apart from anything a housewife of Pescara, during a bus trip after she found herself alone and...forgotten in a highway café, decides not to wait for her husband and sons to come back to pick her up but instead decides to find her own way home. She is a little offended that she has been forgotten by her family and has been told by her husband to stay put so, rebelling a little she finds herself hitch-hiking direct for Venice. Her adventure in Venice begins meeting strange but fascinating people. Fermo; an anarchistic florist, Grazia; a masseuse and Fernando; a waiter from Iceland that speaks his own language of Italian. Written by <caitlin_leroy@hotmail.com>

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A day trip just to get away is the starting point of a new life. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief language, some sensuality and drug references | See all certifications »
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Pan y tulipanes  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$32,933, 29 July 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,311,177, 24 February 2002
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The Battle of Caporetto was a major battle (24 October-19 November 1917) in the First World War, where the German and Austro-Hungarian armies broke through the Italian lines inflicting a major defeat upon the Italian army. See more »

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Fernando: I felt my phoenix rise from the ashes.
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Features Out of the Past (1947) See more »

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Disco Man
Written by R. Lee, A. Leroux and J. Lafleche
Performed by Ranee Lee
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Sweet, funny -- a happy film
10 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

My goodness there are some cranky "reviewers" here. This Italian film is sweet and hopeful -- does everything need to be "realistic"? I mean, this isn't a documentary, it's a story! Charming acting, especially by the lead.

Excellent filming and editing, and what better place than Venice to shoot a movie?


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