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Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince a beautiful Italian girl across the sea to marry him. Gino is delighted for Angelo... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gino Donnini
Joe Petruzzi ...
Zio Luigi
Mario Di Ienno ...
Café Latino #1
Marco Sellitto ...
Café Latino #2
Dina Panozzo ...
Zia Norma
Silvia De Santis ...
'Connie' Concetta Garibaldi
Father Alfredo
Reg Mombassa ...
Gypsy Artist
Osvaldo Maione ...
Signora Carmellina
Dancing Blonde


Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince a beautiful Italian girl across the sea to marry him. Gino is delighted for Angelo, until he finds out what happened. To complicate matters further, when Angelo introduces his brother to Rosetta it's love at first sight Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

1 April 2004 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Eine italienische Hochzeit  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$182,551 (Australia) (2 April 2004)


$223,852 (Australia) (2 April 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Features Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) See more »


La Strada nel bosco
Composed by Cesare A. Bixio (as Cesare Andrea Bixio) and Ermenegildo Rusconi
Written by Nicola Salerno
Performed by Claudio Villa
Licensed from Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd.
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29 March 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

We saw this movie at the Palace Norton Cinema, quite appropriate since it is a movie about Italian culture.

It is about two close brothers, one is painfully socially inept but sweet, and the other is the opposite. This is set in Victoria, Australia, in the olden days, so there are plenty of good old costumes. Its a humourous plot, the brothers are involved with two girls, one fresh of the boat (literally because thats how they travel back then) from Italy, and another who has been Aussiefied. Throughout the movie we see relationships between them break and build.

In the movie is the first time I've heard of the rule of having the eldest sibling married before the younger ones, so I'm not sure if thats Italian culture. This movie also reinforced my view that mail-order brides or arranged marriages will never work. There is an expresso machine and lots of people drinking coffee in the movie, so make sure you bring a nice cup of coffee into the movie so you don't feel left out.

A thoughtful movie, exploring love and culturally identity. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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