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His Secret Life (2001)
"Le fate ignoranti" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  20 September 2002 (USA)
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AIDS doctor Antonia's husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her with a man. Following her newly born curiosity for life, she goes to see ... See full summary »

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Stefano Accorsi ...
Serra Yilmaz ...
Serra
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Ernesto
Erika Blanc ...
Veronica (as Erica Blanc)
Andrea Renzi ...
Massimo
Koray Candemir ...
Lucrezia Valia ...
Mara
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Riccardo
Ivan Bacchi ...
Luciano
Maurizio Romoli ...
Angelo
Carmine Recano ...
Israele
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Sandro
Rosaria De Cicco ...
Luisella
Edilberta Caviteno Bahia ...
Nora
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AIDS doctor Antonia's husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her with a man. Following her newly born curiosity for life, she goes to see her husband's lover, Michele, and finds a huge apartment that he shares with gay and transgendered friends, including a Turkish immigrant and a prostitute. Antonia is reluctant to tell these people of her relationship to the dead man, but needs prompting to move on to a new phase of her life. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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$18,316 (USA) (20 September 2002)

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$215,339 (USA) (20 June 2003)
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Title Card: [written on the back of the painting] To Massimo, for our seven years together, for that part of you that I miss and I will never have, for every time you said I can't, but also for every time you said I'll be back... Always waiting, can I call my patience love? Your ignorant fairy
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Gracias a la vida
Written by Violeta Parra
Warner Chappell Music Italiana S.r.A.
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Perfect drug
29 September 2001 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

Another beautiful movie by Ferzan Ozpetek. Similar to HAMAM, you leave the theater with feelings of purity, warmth and love. The story is quite unique and all of the characters give you positive energy all movie long. A must see for people who want to appreciate friendship, love in all forms and life in general. Specially in our times where evil is in the air, it's a perfect drug...


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