MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,515 this week

Incantato (2003)
"Il cuore altrove" (original title)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 806 users   Metascore: 48/100
Reviews: 16 user | 32 critic | 10 from Metacritic.com

Nello Balocchi, a 35-year-old teacher of Greek and Latin, is invited to Bologna by his father, the owner of the Papal tailor's shop in Rome. His father hopes Nello will find a soul mate in ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6 titles
created 28 Mar 2011
 
a list of 186 titles
created 29 Mar 2011
 
a list of 995 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 6290 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 151 titles
created 06 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Incantato" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Incantato (2003)

Incantato (2003) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Incantato.
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Little Lili (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships, including that between a young man and a local girl, Lili. She uses the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller
Stars: Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Respiro (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On an impoverished Italian island, a free-spirited woman is accused of madness by townspeople fed up with her antics.

Director: Emanuele Crialese
Stars: Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Diego Abatantuono, Gianni Cavina
Quale amore (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Maurizio Sciarra
Stars: Giorgio Pasotti, Vanessa Incontrada, Arnoldo Foà
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou
Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Tôru Nakamura, Ye Liu
Bright Future (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two young guys work in a plant that manufactures oshibori (those moist hand-towels found in some Japanese restaurants). Their weird bond is based on uncontrollable rage--something neither ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Jô Odagiri, Tadanobu Asano, Tatsuya Fuji
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bologna, Italy, Pre-war scenario. Michele Casali's only teenage daughter, Giovanna Casali, poses a problem to him. Driven by jealousy, she has just killed her best friend. After a painful ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Silvio Orlando, Francesca Neri, Ezio Greggio
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Vanessa Incontrada, Violante Placido
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

17 years after Regalo di Natale the same 5 players for a new challange. Who can trust who?

Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Gianni Cavina, Carlo Delle Piane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lino Settembre and his wife Chicca lead a tranquil married life without any serious problems. They are satisfied with their careers. He's the sports editor at the Messenger and she's a ... See full summary »

Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Francesca Neri, Serena Grandi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Ago Panini
Stars: Raoul Bova, Vanessa Incontrada, Gabriel Garko
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Pupi Avati
Stars: Antonio Albanese, Neri Marcorè, Katia Ricciarelli
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neri Marcorè ...
Nello
Vanessa Incontrada ...
Angela
...
Cesare
Nino D'Angelo ...
Domenico
...
Arabella
Giulio Bosetti ...
Dott. Gardini
Edoardo Romano ...
Prof. Gibertoni
Anna Longhi ...
Lina
Chiara Sani ...
Jole
Alfiero Toppetti ...
Renato
Rita Carlini
Bob Messini
Pietro Ragusa ...
Guido Beccalis
Adriano Amidei Migliano
Romano Malaspina
Edit

Storyline

Nello Balocchi, a 35-year-old teacher of Greek and Latin, is invited to Bologna by his father, the owner of the Papal tailor's shop in Rome. His father hopes Nello will find a soul mate in Bolgna and thus produce an heir for the business. Nello stays in a guesthouse run by Arabella, a wise woman who already knows all about his situation. He shares a room with Domenico, a crafty barber from Naples. After several unsuccessful efforts, Nello meets Angela, an exuberant, beautiful young blind girl with whom he falls hopelessly in love. The girl's father and Nello's parents do not approve of the relationship, but the real problem is Angela's temperament. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 January 2003 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Incantato  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,701 (USA) (24 September 2004)

Gross:

$22,758 (USA) (5 November 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

According to the English subtitles, Nello walks into Angela's room and says, "Good morning". They only talk for a few minutes. She then asks him if it is dark outside, to which he replies: "It's almost evening". However, this is not necessarily a mistake in the original Italian. "Buon giorno" is said until lunchtime, even as late as 2pm, and "buona sera" takes over from siesta time onwards. Saying "E' quasi sera" would not be an error if the scene began at lunchtime. See more »

Connections

References City Lights (1931) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Home movie
11 October 2006 | by (Zurich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

As do other movies of Pupi Avati, Il cuore altrove (the heart elsewhere) deals with people searching for home – home meaning here not only a certain place on the geographical map but also in society and in the emotional landscape within.

A not so young man is sent from Rome to Bolognia with a clearly defined task: To find a woman who will produce an heir. He dutifully sets about to fulfill this task and also gets started in his job as a teacher of Latin and ancient Greek in a high school. He clearly is a misfit – and what's worse: a cultured one - who lives in a world of his own. As Avati explains in an interview on the DVD: He is one of those guys who always sing either too loud or too low – he will never make it into a choir (meaning any choir – this might serve as an explanation for the ending an other reviewer described as a head-scratcher).

At a dance for the blind in a monastery the not so young man meets a young, beautiful and glamorous woman – played convincingly by a Julia Roberts clone. He immediately falls in love with her and she, a temperamental and fickle soul, uses him in turn in an attempt to take revenge at the fiancé who jilted her after she lost her eyesight. The man is hell bent on marrying the woman who, as a dentist's daughter firmly integrated into Bologna's high society, seems to stand socially above him, disregarding all the sensible and well intentioned attempts to deter him. His is an absolutely quixotic enterprise that is bound to fail.

This short synopsis does not illustrate enough the kind hearted approach the director takes towards all the concerned characters and the mellow, consoling atmosphere created by the excellent cinematography and the backdating of the story to the first half of the 20th century. The story has a tragic ending but does not leave the main character without hope (but neither with a home). Very touching is the scene between him and his pupils as he tells them that he cannot stay on in Bologna (because of his delusion). Stay on, we will take care of you, they plead, and it really feels like it is meant that they will adopt him collectively. It struck me as being a typical reaction of young people who, with the innocence of their youth, think they can really improve the world and make a difference.

Once again in this movie Avati proves himself to be something of a master of unintentional cruelty – he really has a keen eye for the mechanics of the mind and the interaction between different people – and the mess they are bound to get into. In this aspect I detect a resemblance with the work of Woody Allen.

Il cuore altrove certainly isn't a movie for everybody's taste but in any case a rewarding experience with many funny and tragic moments.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
quotation at ending???? mamlukman
Discuss Incantato (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?