6.4/10
546
2 user 3 critic

A/R: Andata+ritorno (2004)

Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An unemployed young man finds his life turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful actress.

Director: Marco Ponti
Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Anita Caprioli, Libero De Rienzo
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. As Carlo faces up to his anxieties about adulthood, his buddies Paolo, Adriano and ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Muccino
Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Stefania Sandrelli
Casomai (2002)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Stefania and Tommaso are to marry and want their wedding to be special. They travel to Stefania's childhood church and there meet a priest who rises to the challenge. In the ceremony the ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro D'Alatri
Stars: Stefania Rocca, Fabio Volo, Gennaro Nunziante
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A coming-of-age comic tale about three eighteen-year-olds just out of high school who go to a Greek island following one of the boys' older girlfriend.

Director: Giovanni Veronesi
Stars: Silvio Muccino, Violante Placido, Giuseppe Sanfelice
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

James meets John, a close friend of his, with whom he had quarreled three years ago and persuades him to go visit their third friend Aldo, who is dying in Sicily. Through flashbacks we ... See full summary »

Directors: Aldo, Giacomo, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Aldo, Giovanni, Giacomo
Radiofreccia (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Looking back at stories and myths of an Italian small town in the mid-70s.

Director: Luciano Ligabue
Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Luciano Federico, Alessio Modica
The Cyclone (1996)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.

Director: Leonardo Pieraccioni
Stars: Leonardo Pieraccioni, Lorena Forteza, Barbara Enrichi
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Four almost forty years old friends plan to revive a twenty years ago week end in Rimini.

Director: Luciano Ligabue
Stars: Stefano Pesce, Elisabetta Cavallotti, Massimo Bellinzoni
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Massimo Venier
Stars: Aldo, Giovanni, Giacomo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In Milan, Matteo is an underemployed physicist, giving the occasional lecture at a university while working at a PR firm where he knows he'll be fired. Without his really trying, two women ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Venier
Stars: Alessandro Tiberi, Valentina Lodovini, Carolina Crescentini
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Alex, a high-school boy fond of rock and punk music, falls in love with Adelaide, who shares his feelings but doesn't want to get too involved because she will soon leave for studying in ... See full summary »

Director: Enza Negroni
Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Violante Placido, Alessandro Zamattio
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.

Director: Gabriele Muccino
Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Vittoria Puccini, Pierfrancesco Favino
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dante Cruciani
Lucilla Giagnoni ...
Madre centro commerciale
Alberto Colombatto ...
Bambino centro commerciale
Vanessa Incontrada ...
Nina
Luca Morino ...
Jordi
Esther Ortega ...
Celia
Vito Miccolis ...
Marito di Celia
Michele Di Mauro ...
Skorpio
Hedy Krissane ...
Skorpion #1 (as Hedi Krissane)
Alessandro Pisci ...
Skorpion #2
Mauro Farfaglia ...
Skorpion #3
Diego Casale ...
Skorpion #4
Salvatore Barno ...
Skorpion #5 (as Salvatore 'Tati' Barno)
Salvatore Rizzo ...
Skorpion #6
...
Tolstoj
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 April 2004 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A/R: Andata+ritorno  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Libero De Rienzo's character name (Dante Cruciani) is a reference to the character that Totò played in Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958). In that movie, Dante was the safe box expert supposed to train the gang for the robbery. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Giddy, hip fun with a political conscience
19 November 2004 | by (Berkeley, California) – See all my reviews

Those of us who were hungry for something hip and entertaining in the San Francisco New Italian Cinema Event film festival were rewarded by Marco Ponti's new movie, "Round Trip," yet to be seen here -- as is his slacker romance "Santa Maradona," which was very well received in Italy. "Andata + Ritorno" has a double plot with echoes of Wong Kar Wai's "ChungKing Express"-- as well as many other non-Italian film allusions. A handsome slacker named Dante Cruciani goes to Spain around Christmas while Nina, a lovely flight attendant with a Spanish airline, gets stuck in his home town of Turin due to a general strike, and when all hotels are full up a hotel employee called Tolstoi, who's Dante's best buddy, sets her up in Dante's big but desolate pad. She adopts it and his friends and cleans it up and repaints it with their help, meanwhile -- having little else to do -- soaking up everything about Dante's life from his photos and journals and falling madly love with him. After switched bags and a short prison stay, and missing a large hunk of cash he'd borrowed from some criminals, Dante unexpectedly comes home and in the middle of the night climbs into his bed -- not noticing Nina. When they discover each other, Dante and Nina have a dreamlike transformative night of love. They wake up to the problem of what to do about the criminals who're around looking for their cash and threatening dire consequences if they don't immediately get it (though these are Italian heavies, and they're actually rather nice). Dante, Tolstoi, and his pals work out a successful lightening heist to restore the dough. When it's all over, Nina departs, like an angel come from on high.

The film stock is ultra high contrast, which gives Dante a fashionably shallow slacker look and makes all the images both dark and beautiful. The air hostesses wear tall caps that look like rooster crowns and give them a distinctive, campy silhouette. This is a buddy picture, a heist picture, and a fable-romance full of jokes, political ironies, and film references. Libero Di Rienzo is a perfect slacker hero, combining the requisite blank irony with masked soulfulness. He's a comer, in seven films since 1999 including Catherine Breillat's "À ma soeur". Tolstoi is veteran Indian star Kabir Bedi, who exudes a kind of macho mellowness worthy of Luc Besson's alter ego, Jean Reno. The good angel-flight attendant is the Spanish, but Italian-speaking actress, Vanessa Incontrada, who was the blonde deceiver in Pupi Avati's "Il cuore altrove,"" The Heart Elsewhere." The whole movie has a kind of dark giddy energy that makes it feel smoothly executed even though it was made on a shoestring.

Like Matteo Garrone (featured with a tribute at the festival) and Antonio Bocola and Paolo Vari, whose edgy "Chemical Hunger" was an entry, Ponti has a social and political conscience, but he's an entertainer. In "Andata + Ritorno", a cab driver gets himself and his fare stoned and goes completely bonkers and yells "BERLUSCONI, NO! BERLUSCONI, NO!" about ten times. It's a liberating moment and (as the previous entry here shows) the Italians' favorite line in the film. And when the heist is getting set up the planner, Dante Cruciani (Libero Di Rienzo), asks at one point, "Have you any questions?" and somebody comes forward and says, "Yes. Whatever happened to Saddam's weapons of mass destruction?" "Andata + ritorno" has Spanish as well as Italian in it because the flight attendants are from a Spanish airline. Ponti has shamelessly but cleverly combined elements of some of the more original directors of the Nineties such as -- besides Wong -- QuentinTarantino, Danny Boyle, perhaps Kevin Smith, with references to many filmmakers in passing, notably Mario Monicelli whose comic heist film, "I soliti ignoti" ("Big Deal On Madonna Street") provides the main character's name and alludes to Italian comic great Totò, who was the Dante Cruciani of the earlier film. Among "Round Trip's" many giddy pleasures are its fast movement and its sense of camaraderie. Ponti seems a talent destined to make a hit in America -- if he's but given a chance.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?