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Adored (2003)
"Poco più di un anno fa" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  20 July 2003 (USA)
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Set in the south of France, Riki Kandinski and his elder brother Fredrico, come back to their family castle for their father's funeral. They haven't seen each other in a long time and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luigi Diberti ...
Rod Lariani / Porn Director
Francesca d'Aloja ...
Charlotte
Claudio Vanni ...
Claudio Alatri
Alessandra Acciai ...
Juli
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Luna
Erika Blanc ...
Angela Valle (as Erica Blanc)
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Federico Soldani
Marco Filiberti ...
Riki Kandinsky / Riccardo Soldani
Edoardo Minciotti ...
Plapla
Daniele Macavini ...
Guillaume / Federico a 9 anni (as Daniele Mocavini)
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Pietro, a 23 anni
Bruno Cariello ...
Raoul, il portiere
Max Delgado ...
Franz
Giuseppe Gravante ...
Raph Durante, pornostar
Adriano Evangelisti ...
Condutiore televisivo
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Set in the south of France, Riki Kandinski and his elder brother Fredrico, come back to their family castle for their father's funeral. They haven't seen each other in a long time and Fredrico knows nothing about his younger brother, but he notices that he is making big money and living in luxury all for a few days work a week. By pure chance, Fredrico gets his hands on a gay porn magazine and sees his brother in it. According to Riki, he's had more than six hundred men and only four women. The brothers who grew up apart will have to get to know another again but both their lives change drastically when they witness a woman's death in a car crash. Written by russart.com

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Feature film debut of Claudio Vanni, who portrays Claudio Alatri. See more »

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References The Wild One (1953) See more »

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Sonata per Tromba in Re Maggiore 2e Movimento (allegro)
Giuseppe Torelli (as Giuseppe Torelli)
Michel Cuvit, Tromba
Collegium Academicum de Genêve
Direttore: Roberto Dunand
Courtesy of Edito-Servico SA-CH, Genêve
by arrangement with Intituto Geografico De Agostini
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Surprisingly sweet film
16 August 2004 | by (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I went to see this film at a film festival recently only because my gay guy friend wanted to see it in hopes of seeing some hot, naked Italians. However, the film proved to be surprisingly serious and not nearly as cheesy as anticipated. There was no full nudity (but plenty of cheesecake to look at for those who want it). I thought the story was really quite sweet though. It focused on the reunion of 30-year old Riki with his estranged brother. His brother learns that Riki is both gay and a famous porn star. Although he is initially horrified, he learns to look past it and love his brother despite his career. Its not nearly as cheesy as it sounds. The film is both funny and sad, addressing the humor inherent in the cheesy porno business as well as the loneliness experienced by this star who is lusted after by millions but loved by no one. I give it an 8 of 10 for being funny, sweet, sad and different.


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