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Azzurro (2000)

 -  Drama  -  2 August 2001 (Germany)
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75-year-old Giuseppe De Metrio has spent 30 years in Geneva, as foreign worker for the Broyer company. Upon retirement, he returned to Puglia, Italy, where his family had continued to live.... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paolo Villaggio ...
Giuseppe De Metrio
Francesca Pipoli ...
Carla De Metrio
Marie-Christine Barrault ...
Elizabeth Broyer
Jean-Luc Bideau ...
Gaston Broyer
Renato Scarpa ...
Pascal Broyer
Antonio Petrocelli ...
Roberto De Metrio
Soraya Gomaa ...
Lucia De Metrio
Tom Novembre ...
Graziano Giusti ...
Professor Papaleo
Anna Ferruzzo ...
Female Nurse
Domenico Carli ...
Maria Palumbo ...
Weeping Lady
Emmanuela Iannacci ...
Weeping Lady
Antonio Miggiano ...
Vittorio Stefanelli


75-year-old Giuseppe De Metrio has spent 30 years in Geneva, as foreign worker for the Broyer company. Upon retirement, he returned to Puglia, Italy, where his family had continued to live. His only grandchild, 7-year-old Carla, is blind. The whole family looks forward hopefully to the day when Carla's sight can be restored by means of a cornea transplantation. After a heart attack, Giuseppe decides to wait no longer and returns to Switzerland to ask his former boss Mr. Broyer for the money necessary for the operation, as an old promise binds the two men. Intended as a 48-hour trip, Giuseppe and Carla's visit in Switzerland becomes a journey that both grandfather and granddaughter never dreamt of... Written by

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switzerland | puglia | operation | italy | girl | See more »




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2 August 2001 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Lazur  »

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€2,300,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Denis Rabaglia's father was actually a building worker and did invent a special type of bitumen, just like the hero of the film. See more »


Lyrics by Vito Pallavicini
Music by Paolo Conte
Arranged by Louis Crelier
Performed by Paolo Villaggio & Maria Palumbo & Emanuela Iannacci (funeral), Tony Russo (wedding),
Lucia Albertoni (radio)
Courtesy of Clan Edizioni
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14 January 2014 | by (Sarajevo B&H) – See all my reviews

For some reason not known to me review for this film was not approved by the IMDb crew. And after waiting for 7 days or approval was deleted, together with other 3 film I reviewed. I did not get any explanation for the event.

Well, let me focus on the film. The plot is not very realistic so it made me a little bit uncomfortable watching it. I do not like plots which are not realistic.

Both principal actors were great in their roles, especially the little girl.

I gave this film for m kids to watch and they said they were bored. I guess today unless it is a Lord of the Rings or something similar, kids get bored. It is a pity, since I like social themes, especially in my beloved continent Europe.

All in all if you are for crying and feeling pity for people who have problems this is a film for you, otherwise you can skip it.

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