IMDb > The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
La tigre e la neve
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Tiger and the Snow (2005) More at IMDbPro »La tigre e la neve (original title)

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.2/10   10,008 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 18% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for The Tiger and the Snow on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
14 October 2005 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
4 wins & 8 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(14 articles)
User Reviews:
Very enjoyable romantic drama See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Roberto Benigni ... Attilio de Giovanni

Jean Reno ... Fuad

Nicoletta Braschi ... Vittoria

Tom Waits ... Himself

Emilia Fox ... Nancy Browning
Gianfranco Varetto ... Avvocato Scuotilancia

Giuseppe Battiston ... Ermanno
Lucia Poli ... Signora Serao
Chiara Pirri ... Emilia
Anna Pirri ... Rosa
Andrea Renzi ... Dottor Guazzelli
Abdelhafid Metalsi ... Dottore Salman
Amid Farid ... Al Giumeil
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohmed Hedi Bahri ... Firas scarpe
Franco Barbero
Mohamed Malek Bchatnia ... Ladro bazar
Steven Beckingham ... First Sergeant
Ahmed Ben Massoud ... Vecchio campo minato
David Birkin ... US Marine
Jorge Luis Borges ... Himself (archive footage)
Spartaco Calanchini
Simone Carella
Donato Castellaneta
Alexis Conran ... Private Roadblock
Francesca Cutolo ... Carla

Francesco De Vito ... Valeri
Wahjda Dridi ... Salwa
Stefania Frangipani ... Fiorala
Simone Gandolfo ... Poliziutte aeroporto
Ida Grieco ... Signora zebra
Derek Hagen ... Soldato americano
Enrico Ianniello ... Poliziotto aeroporto (as Enrico Iannello)
Enrico Innocenti Barduzzi ... Poliziotto aeroporto
Laarbi Kmiri ... Prisoniere

Jonah Lotan ... American Soldier
Feriel Madaoui ... Bambino
Susanna Marcomeni

Noah Lee Margetts ... Private Roadblock (as Noah Margetts)
Rosa Matteucci ... Presentatrice
Mark McKerracher ... American Officer
Franco Mescolini
Daniele Miglio ... Studente
Abdelkader Mokdad ... Pedrone Scarpe
Eugenio Montale ... Himself (archive footage)
Israel Oyelumade ... Soldier
Jeffery Gordon Pedersen ... Soldato americano
Jeff Peterson ... American Soldier
Javone Prince ... Soldato americano
Adel Rabah ... Abbas Scarpe

Martin Sherman ... Soldato americano
Peter Swander ... Trembling Soldier
Giuseppe Ungaretti ... Himself (archive footage)
Mariella Valentini
Marguerite Yourcenar ... Herself (archive footage)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Roberto Benigni 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roberto Benigni 
Vincenzo Cerami 

Produced by
Gianluigi Braschi .... associate producer
Nicoletta Braschi .... producer
Elda Ferri .... executive producer
Ridha Turki .... executive producer: Tunisia
 
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
 
Cinematography by
Fabio Cianchetti 
 
Film Editing by
Massimo Fiocchi 
 
Casting by
Nathalie Cheron 
 
Production Design by
Maurizio Sabatini 
 
Art Direction by
Maurizio di Clemente 
Cosimo Gomez 
 
Costume Design by
Louise Stjernsward 
 
Makeup Department
Elena Gregorini .... hair stylist
Giorgio Gregorini .... hair department head
Fernanda Perez .... makeup artist
Marta Roggero .... makeup artist
Morag Ross .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Federico Boldrini Parravicini .... production manager
Alessandro Calosci .... production manager
Valentino Lo Cascio .... assistant production manager
Mauro Maggioni .... unit manager
Giulia Maura .... post-production supervisor
Francesco Trifirò .... unit production manager
Monica Verzolini .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Castagna .... second assistant director
Giorgia Gambone .... second assistant director
Fabrizio Sergenti Castellani .... first assistant director
Alessio Spinelli .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Lucia Barbato .... assistant art director
Lucia Barbato .... unit production designer
Giancarlo Derchie .... set designer
Bruno Falconi .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Federico Amodio .... sound editor
Daniela Bassani .... sound editor
Aymen Braek .... sound mixer
Fabio D'Amico .... dialogue editor
Andrea Dallimonti .... boom operator
Filippo Ercolani .... sound assistant
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound
Andrea Lancia .... sound re-recording mixer
Davide Palmiotto .... ProTools operator
Davide Palmiotto .... sound assistant
Lorenzo Pontecorvi .... sound mixer assistant
Bruno Pupparo .... sound
Dave Tinsley .... adr consultant
 
Visual Effects by
Stefano Ballirano .... digital intermediate coordinator
Debora Bellintani .... visual effects producer
Paola Broggi .... administration: visual effects
Silvia Buttignon .... digital artist
Stefano Camberini .... digital intermediate editor
Tommaso Cassano .... system administrator
Roberto Clochiatti .... CG artist
Nicola Danese .... CG artist
Marina Di Patrizi .... film recorder operator
Gabriele Diaferia .... visual effects art director
Igor Fiorentini .... digital compositor
Simone Fontana .... digital mastering editor
Francesco Gasparotto .... digital compositor
Christian Gazzi .... film scanning
Giulia Lamacchia .... CG artist
Paolo Lato .... visual effects producer
Mauro Minazzato .... animator
Cristina Panizzuti .... visual effects producer
Emanuele Pavarotti .... animator
Pablo Mariano Picabea .... film recording
Pietro Ponti .... CG artist
Josè Sala .... digital compositor
Nicola Scarpinato .... 3D supervisor
Franco Valenziano .... visual effects supervisor
Paolo Verrucci .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Andrei .... Steadicam operator
Luigi Andrei .... camera operator
Cristiano Biagioli .... grip
Fabio Capozzi .... electrician
Alessandro Cardelli .... electrician
Claudio Frollano .... gaffer
Gian Claudio Giacomini .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Alberto Grassi .... generator operator
Simone Lucchetti .... electrician
Marcostavros Maggi .... second assistant camera
Maura Morales Bergmann .... assistant camera
Cristiano Natalucci .... focus puller: "b" camera
Angelo Pace .... grip
Walter Pernazza .... central loader
Alessandro Picchi .... electrician
Riccardo Ricci .... grip
Giovanni Tancredi .... electrician
Marco Tani .... camera operator: "b" camera
Emiliano Topai .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Davide Zanetti .... camera loader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Douat .... wardrobe assistant
Aurelia Laurenti .... wardrobe assistant
Jane Law .... costumes: Ms. Braschi
Claudette Lilly .... costume supervisor
Abdelfattah Qzaibar .... costume assistant
Cristiana Ricceri .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Simone Fontana .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Kathleen Brennan .... composer: song "You Can Never Hold Back Spring"
Aidan Zammit .... musician: keyboards, programming
 
Transportation Department
Spartaco Calanchini .... driver
 
Other crew
Simona Bellettini .... legal services
Christian Collovà .... legal services
Bruno Di Bartolomei .... production accountant
Maurizio Di Bartolomei .... assistant cashier
Dale Dye .... senior military advisor
Alessio Lazzareschi .... legal services
Marcello Mustilli .... legal services
Paola Rossi .... production coordinator
Mike Stokey .... military advisor
Sarah Tognazzi .... production staff
Matteo Vallecoccia .... production secretary
 
Thanks
Ray Bradbury .... thanks
Paolo Conte .... thanks
Roberto D'Antonio .... thanks
Sara Driver .... thanks
Clint Eastwood .... thanks
Jim Jarmusch .... thanks
Antonio Morè .... thanks
Bart Walker .... thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La tigre e la neve" - Italy (original title)
See more »
Runtime:
114 min | USA:110 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Roberto Benigni named his character "Attilio" as a tribute to poet Attilio Bertolucci (1911-2000) father of famous directors Giuseppe and Bernardo Bertolucci.See more »
Quotes:
Fuad:He was a real poet. He was young, fell in love with a woman and married her. A few years later, while he was fighting in some war, he heard his wife had contracted smallpox and had been disfigured. So Al-Giumeili said, "My eyes hurt." And then: "I've gone blind." When his wife died, 12 years later, he opened his eyes again.
Attilio de Giovanni:So as not to upset his wife, he pretended to be blind for 12 years?
Fuad:Every person is a chasm. It makes you dizzy to look down.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
GranadaSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Very enjoyable romantic drama, 22 October 2006
Author: gomapluma from Argentina

This film seems to be made for Roberto Benigni's fans. If you didn't like his previous films, don't bother with this one. The other comment that must be made is: this is not "Life is Beautiful". That film was simply wonderful, and I don't think it will ever find a match. Regardless this issue, "La tigre e la neve" is a very good movie. Benigni continues to show his amazing ability in order to mix comedy with drama, making the story very interesting and enjoyable. As a negative issue, we can point out that Benigni is a bit repetitive (it's his way of communicating), and might be a bit annoying for some people. The plot is quite simple: a man discovers that the woman he loves is seriously injured in a hospital in Baghdad, during American invasion in '03. He decides to travel to Iraq in order to help his loved one. The film has a good script, and is adequately seasoned with very good photography, music, and an unavoidable message of hope. Highly recommended for people looking for a story plenty of romanticism with a conceptually brilliant ending.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (40 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Tiger and the Snow (2005)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Jean Reno laurentramette
parakeets line? oagrintel
Scene with the American Soldier s-napolitano8
Benigni is a genius! pricey_gubbins
*Spoilers* Question about Fuad clublife
Symbolism ashini1
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Blood of My Brother The English Patient The Best of Youth Jarhead The Barbarian Invasions
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb Italy section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.