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Le fate ignoranti
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Director:
Writers:
Gianni Romoli (screenplay) and
Ferzan Ozpetek (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
20 September 2002 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
11 wins & 9 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(8 articles)
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Beautiful, Intense and Captivating See more (40 total) »

Cast

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Margherita Buy ... Antonia
Stefano Accorsi ... Michele
Serra Yilmaz ... Serra

Gabriel Garko ... Ernesto
Erika Blanc ... Veronica (as Erica Blanc)
Andrea Renzi ... Massimo
Koray Candemir ... Emir
Lucrezia Valia ... Mara

Filippo Nigro ... Riccardo
Ivan Bacchi ... Luciano
Maurizio Romoli ... Angelo
Carmine Recano ... Israele

Luca Calvani ... Sandro
Rosaria De Cicco ... Luisella
Edilberta Caviteno Bahia ... Nora
Leonardo Di Gioia ... Giulio
Barbara Folchitto ... Maria Grazia
Giorgio Gobbi ... Paziente Laboratorio
Marilena Paci ... Marilena
Susanna Forgione ... Cliente 1
Elisa Morucci ... Cliente 2
Simone Piccioni ... Sacerdote
Simone Luzi ... Simone
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Crasci ... Dancer

Directed by
Ferzan Ozpetek 
 
Writing credits
Gianni Romoli (screenplay) and
Ferzan Ozpetek (screenplay)

Gianni Romoli (story) and
Ferzan Ozpetek (story)

Produced by
Tilde Corsi .... producer
Gianni Romoli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andrea Guerra 
 
Cinematography by
Pasquale Mari 
 
Film Editing by
Patrizio Marone 
 
Casting by
Pino Pellegrino 
 
Production Design by
Bruno Cesari 
 
Costume Design by
Katia Dottori  (as Catia Dottori)
 
Makeup Department
Arturo Montoro .... hair stylist
Vittorio Sodano .... key makeup artist
Ermanno Spera .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Massimo Di Rocco .... production manager
Alessandro Mattei .... production supervisor
Mario Rossi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gianluca Mazzella .... assistant director
Arzu Volkan .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Giulia Busnengo .... assistant art director
Lily Pungitore .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Enzo Diliberto .... foley artist
Alessandro Feletti .... sound editor
Marco Grillo .... sound
Roberto Moroni .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Pasquale Catalano .... special effects
Massimo Ciaraglia .... special effects
Fabio Traversari .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Claudio Napoli .... digital artist
Gianluca Risita .... digital artist
Corrado Rizzo .... digital effects supervisor
Gian Luca Rizzo .... digital compositor
Paolo Zeccara .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
David Ambrosi .... stunt double
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt rigger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Andrei .... Steadicam operator
Luigi Andrei .... camera operator
Leonardo Beltrame .... electrician
Daniele Caiuli .... electrician
Francesco Cavazza .... first loader
Romolo Eucalitto .... still photographer
Patrizio Marra .... grip
Mercedes Porter Hope .... assistant camera
Marta Spedaletti .... still photographer
 
Music Department
Andrea Guerra .... orchestrator
Deyan Pavlov .... conductor (as Deyan Timov Pavlov)
Luca Salvadori .... music supervisor
Iliana Selimska .... musician: vocal solo
 
Other crew
Daniela Macrillo .... payroll
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Florence Ridoux .... production assistant
Samuela Zampagni .... assistant script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Le fate ignoranti" - Italy (original title)
"His Secret Life" - UK, USA (festival title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and sexuality
Runtime:
106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Chile:14 | France:U | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
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 fairySee more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Quasi quasi... (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gracias a la vidaSee more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, Intense and Captivating, 28 August 2005
Author: nurse_sarah from Ireland

I found Le Fate Ignoranti to be superbly fascinating. It is a bittersweet tale of love, betrayal and friendship.

Antonia is a doctor,specializing in HIV and Aids. She loses her husband, Massimo, in a tragic accident. A chance discovery of a love note from her husband's gay lover leads her on an emotional journey of realization and intrigue.

Michele is the lover Massimo hid for seven years; he is equally devastated by Massimo's death. Michele lives in an exhilarating homosexual world among a group of misfits, including a transvestite, a man ill with HIV and a Turkish immigrant with a terrible secret.

Together Antonia and Michele explore the ups and downs their newfound friendship, and eventually realize that they have more in common than just shared lover.

I could not find one single fault with this film.Ordinarily I tend to avoid foreign films, as the message is usually lost in translation. However the true meaning of Le Fate Ignoranti is loud and clear, no matter what language you speak. The outstanding acting, flawless cinematography and charming setting make for magnificent cinematic experience. Above all the true beauty of this film lies in the way; it manages to capture its audience. It allows us to interpret the meaning to fit ourselves personally and to take something special away with us each and every time.

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