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Le parole di mio padre (2001)

At 30, Zeno's father dies, and he realizes that his youth is almost over. Meeting Giovanni Malfenti, a succesful gallery owner with four daughters, he's impressed by Malfenti's energy, and ... See full summary »
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Zeno Corsini
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Ada
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Giovanni Malfenti
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Alberta
Viola Graziosi ...
Augusta
Toni Bertorelli ...
padre di Zeno
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Silvia Cohen ...
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Raffaele Porro ...
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Andre Rebaudengo ...
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Stefano Venturi ...
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At 30, Zeno's father dies, and he realizes that his youth is almost over. Meeting Giovanni Malfenti, a succesful gallery owner with four daughters, he's impressed by Malfenti's energy, and falls in love with one of his daughters. This relationship helps Zeno find peace and direction. Written by Vadim Rizov <edwartell@hotmail.com>

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L'Amour, accompagné De doute, est le veritable Amour.

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a sensitive, intelligent film
1 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Francesca Comencini has directed a sensitive, intelligent film.

Based on two chapters from novel by Italo Svevo, it tells the story of young Zeno, protected scion of a wealthy father. When the father dies, without ever exchanging words of tenderness with his son, Zeno has to get a job; on his father's advice he goes to businessman Giovanni Malfenti (the superb Mimmo Calopresti).

Malfenti takes Zeno, a highly cultured but ineffective dreamer, under his wing; and more importantly he introduces him to his three lovely daughters. Zeno falls for the oldest one (a luminous Chiara Mastroianni), but the others are interested, too... This is a thoughtful, reserved, adult film. Emotions are intense, but kept below the surface; the photography is shadowy; the acting understated and restrained. Above all, I was struck by the film's profound humanity. It makes fun of no one and spares us all pretentious pseudo-philosophical pratter, but shows us civilized men and women who, although often confused, take pleasure in one another's company, and treat each other - usually at any rate - with respect and dignity. A final pleasure: the film is bathed is the unobtrusive but beautiful music of Ludovico Einaudi


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