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Incantato (2003)

Il cuore altrove (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 24 January 2003 (Italy)
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 »

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Neri Marcorè ...
Nello
Vanessa Incontrada ...
Angela
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Cesare
Nino D'Angelo ...
Domenico
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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
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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

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

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$22,758 (USA) (5 November 2004)
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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 afternoon, and "buona sera" takes over from 5 p.m. onwards. Saying "E' quasi sera" would not be an error if the scene began at lunchtime. See more »

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An introverted teacher of Latin verse finds the real thing when he meets a beautiful woman at a dance for the blind.
6 October 2004 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This ostensibly simple but ultimately haunting tale of a virginal teacher in search of a soul mate of proportions equal to the Latin and Greek verses he teaches captures the essence of selfless love, so very rare in male film protagonists since the invention of the Spaghetti Western (also Italian!).

Bookworm Neri Marcore is sent from Rome to Bologna by father Giancarlo Giannini (who's tailor to the Pope and well-versed extramaritally) to learn something about the opposite sex. And learn his son does when he meets the beautiful Vanessa Incontrada at a dance for the blind. But blindness turns out to be more than meets the eye when Vanessa's previous life catches up with them both.

Marcore's subtle performance is reminiscent of Chaplin at his most engaging and Olivier at his most nuanced, with Marcore's smile leaving an imprint long after the screen fades to black.


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