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Santa Maradona (2001)

An unemployed young man finds his life turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful actress.

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Andrea
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Dolores
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Bart
Mandala Tayde ...
Lucia
Domenico D'Alessandro ...
Pierpaolo
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Marco
Alexander Cvetkovic ...
Landlord
Andrea Camuffo ...
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Elisabetta Valgoi ...
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Roberta Fornier ...
Bookshop customer
Luca Bianchini ...
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Franco Neri ...
Pizza shop owner
Alessandro Pisci ...
Videoclub clerk
Simonetta Benozzo ...
Multiplex theatre waitress
Valentina Di Nunno ...
Bride dress shop saleswoman
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Andrea, 27 year old, just graduated from University with a useless degree. He spends his days looking for a job and killing time talking endlessly with room-mate Bart and Indo-Italian friend Lucia. Everything changes when he meets Dolores, a beautiful teacher and actress. Written by Alessio F. Bragadini <alessio@sevenseas.org>

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26 October 2001 (Italy)  »

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Rote Karte für die Liebe  »

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Manager: Allora... Quale crede che sia il suo maggior pregio?
Andrea: La sincerità.
Manager: E il suo principale difetto?
Andrea: La sincerità.
Manager: Qual'è la sua più grande aspirazione?
Andrea: La sincerità.
Manager: É un giovanotto sveglio, vedo... e allora mi dica, qual'è il reddito annuo della sua famiglia?
Andrea: La sincerità?
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During closing credits we also see Anita dressed up for her theatre performance, Lucia washing dishes, and PierPaolo finally waking up. See more »

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References They Call Me Trinity (1970) See more »

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RIVOLUZIONE IN TE
Written by Sardo/Napoli
Performed by Mambassa
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Great buddy movie that is let down by the uneven development of the story
13 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It was a hot summer night when I first saw the movie, and straight from get go the Italian atmosphere displayed so prominently in this movie just sucked me in.

All the actors in the movie have excellent charisma and presence on screen which is aided by the chemistry between them all. You really feel like you are watching every day life people having a good time rather than a scripted movie. Anita Caprioli is absolutely stunning in this film, from the first scene that she is in you can't stop looking from her.

Now for the not so good. As many users before me mentioned this movie deals with some major issues in the Italian life, such as unemployment for the younger generation. Andrea keeps looking for work and keeps getting rejected while Bart has given up altogether and settles for some street philosophy and bumming around. Aside from that the story slows down towards the end, after Adrea dumps Dolores, and the movie doesn't really recover from there. Most of the fun in this movie was watching the relationship develop, and when that disappears and the missing housemate comes back the story just gets ridiculous to the point where the whole feel of the movie is disturbed and feels as though a different director took over.

To finish this all off, I still enjoyed this movie immensely, particularly because of the chemistry of the leads and if you have a chance sit down and give this movie a shot. Won't be disappointed


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