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The Goodbye Kiss (2006)

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Giorgio Pellegrini, a former left-wing activist turned terrorist has fled to Central America and fought with a guerrilla movement. Fifteen years later he is fed up with living in the jungle... See full summary »

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Giorgio
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Anedda
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Flora
Alina Nedelea ...
Roberta
Carlo Cecchi ...
Avv. Brianese
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Sergio
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Alessio Caruso ...
Gayetano
Max Mazzotta ...
Ciccio Formaggio
Gentiano Hazizi ...
Romo (as Gentian Hazizi)
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Tonci
Marco Mattioli ...
Javier (as Marcos Mattioli)
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Pepe
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Giorgio Pellegrini, a former left-wing activist turned terrorist has fled to Central America and fought with a guerrilla movement. Fifteen years later he is fed up with living in the jungle and decides to return to Italy. What he wants is to lead a comfortable bourgeois life in his native country. Thanks to Anedda, a corrupt police inspector, and after giving away former comrades, he obtains a reduced jail sentence. Once released from prison he obsessively pursues his dream of becoming a "respectable" citizen, even if the way to it is paved with larceny, pimping, drug-dealing, rape, heist and murder... Written by Guy Bellinger

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24 February 2006 (Italy)  »

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€4,300,000 (estimated)
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Excellent Film..A Must See!
19 September 2006 | by (New York City, USA) – See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to see this film during the New Line Italian Cinema Festival at Lincoln Center over the summer.

I loved the storyline and acting. The music was fabulous too.

All the actors were great. Especially Alessio Boni. He is such a "gem". If only he could come to the US and be the next international star. The range of his acting is monumental. I have had the chance to see his acting in previous films which has made me hooked ever since.

On another note, I did not read the book but after viewing the film, it made me want to run to the nearest Barnes and Nobles and purchase it and also look forward to buying the DVD when it hits the United States.


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