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La vita che vorrei (2004)

 -  Romance | Drama  -  1 October 2004 (Italy)
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An established and famous actor and an aspiring young actress develop a relationship while working together on films. Their mutual attraction and passion draw them together while also pulling them apart.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefano / Federico
Sandra Ceccarelli ...
Laura / Eleonora
Galatea Ranzi ...
Chiara / Vittoria
Fabio Camilli ...
Luca (as Ninni Bruschetta)
Roberto Citran ...
Camilla Filippi ...
Paolo Sassanelli ...
Gea Lionello ...
Sasa Vulicevic ...
Luciano / Conte
Sonia Gessner ...
Sonia (Nobildonna / Donna Ballo)
Guariente Guarienti ...
Rossella Gardini ...
Invitata anteprima
Bruna Maria Bossi ...
Katia Pietrobelli ...
Amica ballo


In Rome, the aspirant actress Laura is invited to an audition for the film "La Vita Che Vorrei" by the director, Luca. Laura is the lover of Raffaele, a man with a good standing in the cinema industry, and performs well, reading the dialog with the successful actor Stefano. The extrovert Laura and the self-controlled Stefano are cast in the lead roles and they have a love affair as filmmaking progresses. However, their relationship has ups and downs with the jealousy and ego-centrism of Stefano in a parallel with the characters of the movie. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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1 October 2004 (Italy)  »

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The Life That I Want  »

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A film inside a film
24 October 2004 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

For "la vita che vorrei" we have the same team of "Luce dei miei occhi": director Giuseppe Piccioni and actors Luigi Lo Cascio and Sandra Ceccarelli. Lo Cascio and Ceccarelli play two actors in this film!; the two meet during a shooting and start a romance. It is a film inside a film, because the scenes they're making for their movie coincidentally reflect the relationship they have in "real" life. Their job and the situations they're playing are a mirror of their private life...

I think Piccioni chooses an original way of telling a love story, not a classical way of doing a love film! The film is a continuous game between what actors express during their job and their social life. Piccioni shows us how a relationship goes on, without prejudices and without "honey".

That's original, the film talks about cinema as well... We can say that "La vita che vorrei" reminds us of François Truffaut's "La nuit américaine". Bravo Piccioni, bravo Lo Cascio & Ceccarelli!

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