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Manuale d'amore (2005)

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Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Carlo Verdone ...
Goffredo
Luciana Littizzetto ...
Ornella
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Tommaso
Sergio Rubini ...
Marco
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Barbara
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Giulia
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Alberto Marchese
Dino Abbrescia ...
Gabriele
Dario Bandiera ...
Piero
Luis Molteni ...
Goffredo's lawyer
Sabrina Impacciatore ...
Luciana
Anita Caprioli ...
Livia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elda Alvigini ...
Rosanna
Roberto Andreucci ...
Ornella's lawyer
Lavinia Biagi ...
Miriam
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Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.

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A love story depicting four phases of love chronicled through four episodes enacted by different couples See more »

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Release Date:

18 March 2005 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Manual of Love  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,783,084 (Italy) (18 March 2005)

Gross:

$8,312,176 (Italy) (8 April 2005)
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Followed by Manuale d'amore 2 (Capitoli successivi) (2007) See more »

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Noite e Luar
Written by Paolo Buonvino
Performed by Patrizia Laquidara
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Variations on a theme we all know
13 May 2006 | by (Fremantle, Australia) – See all my reviews

Another one of those surprising little masterpieces that one sees accidentally; a movie that you know little about but once seen leaves you with warmth and satisfaction having been taken on a journey we all know.

Diane and I loved the film and left the theater with smiles on our faces and happy satisfaction animating our post-movie conversation. Maybe this pleasantness was a result of the writer's/director's choice of vignettes that ended the movie-it was the happiest, most satisfying of the four stories that composed the film.

The script was subtly formed so that the stories have a soft connection between them and the final story felt the most satisfying to me. These four faces of love are examined softly-no major drama here-just a quiet look at the most obvious faces that present to us of this feeling called love.

It is easy to see why this film won 11 Italian Oscars because the acting is acting at the point where the viewer is unaware that the people are acting the story. These theme variations are so well crafted that the viewer is left feeling that he/she is an emotional voyeur in that they are present during these stages of love.

Do make an effort to see the film-it is worth your time and effort to do so.


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