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Le fate ignoranti
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Director:
Writers:
Gianni Romoli (screenplay) and
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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 »
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Ignorance might be bliss See more (39 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
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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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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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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:
Due DestiniSee more »

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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Ignorance might be bliss, 30 October 2002
Author: jotix100 from New York

I greatly admired "Steam" by director Ferzan Ozpetek. He has an eye for detail with interesting stories to tell, as it's the case with this one.

The story presented here is credible. It is what happens after a loved one has met a horrible death, as it is in the case of Antonia's husband. Obviously, what appeared to be a happy marriage on the surface was a bit more complicated than we are let to believe at the beginning of the movie.

Don't ever fool around with a woman's curiosity! Antonia can't rest until she delves deep into the clues left behind a painting. She embarks into a journey of discovery that will ultimately lead her to learn a horrible truth.

Antonia meets Michele who, obviously, is someone who turns out to be a mirrored image of her. That's why is so easy to comprehend the situation. She gets our sympathy because instead of fleeing in horror, she wants to know more to get it clearly in her mind.

Margherita Buy is very effective as Antonia and Stefano Accorsi's Michele is one of the best roles he has played in a while.

Credit has to be given to director Ozpetek by keeping things in rein without making the story into a soap opera.

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