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Christian Tasche ...
Jos Vater
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Tiziana Lodato ...
Ada
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Rosa
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Annika Schmitz ...
Jo Kind
Patrycia Ziolkowska ...
Jo
Nicola Cutrignelli ...
Gigi Kind
Michele Ranieri ...
Giancarlo Kind
Cesare Mele ...
Umberto Kind
Franco Javarone ...
Alfredo
Pino Cacace ...
Carabiniere
Giuseppe Fernando Caputo ...
Rosas Vater
Rosa Di Brigida ...
Paola
Giuseppe De Rosa ...
Antonio
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In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first Pizza restaurant in town. Their business emerges well and both children get used to Germany. 10 years later the brothers fall in love with the same woman; they break tie with each other in anger and Gigi returns to Solino with his mother. A decade later both meet again and have a retrospect on their lives. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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DEM 10,000,000 (estimated)
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When the brothers, both stoned, drive on the Autobahn at night, the car seems to fly. It shows the license plate "DU-DU" (DU for Duisburg), same as the VW Beetle "Dudu" from the German 1970s "Käfer" movie series (inspired by the US "Herbie" movies). See more »

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Passion and Ardour
7 June 2009 | by (Bangalore) – See all my reviews

Such a delightful movie! Very heart warming. One can't help falling in love with the character of Gigi. He's adorable as a child and grows into a sensitive artist. The whole movie revolves around him. He lives in a wonderful world – living all life – curiosity, desire and anticipation. There is an elder brother who tries to steal his glory but really remains in the shadow all his life. The father is very stereotypically Italian and so is the mother. I wanted the father to come and reunite with the mother in the last scene – and have them cry and laugh. I also wish that there was at least something redeeming about the elder brother. His personality seems to have been trashed entirely. Passion and ardour – that's the key to life. And looking through the camera – focusing on small details and savoring the delicate details of life.


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