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Release Date:
7 May 2004 (Italy) See more »
Valeria is a 26-yr-old inhibited and solitary girl. She lives in Turin, Italy, where she works as a simultaneous translator... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Barbora Bobulova ... Valeria
Andrea Renzi ... Massimo
Brigitte Catillon ... Flavia
Chiara Picchi ... Sonia

Matteo Mussoni ... Andrea
Giorgio Podo ... Lo sconosciuto al pub
Carlotta Centanni ... L'agente immobiliare

Cesare Cremonini ... Il gufo
Natascia Macchniz ... La traduttrice simultanea
Giorgio Marchesi ... Marc
Raffaele Fallica ... Il portiere
Danielle Baker ... La relatrice
Guido Zaccagnini ... Il mediatore
Settimio Paciotti ... Il secondo relatore

Directed by
Paolo Franchi 
Writing credits
Paolo Franchi (written by)

Heidrun Schleef (screenplay collaborator) &
Rinaldo Rocco (screenplay collaborator) &
Daniela Ceselli (screenplay collaborator) &
Diego Ribon (screenplay collaborator)

Produced by
Roberto Buttafarro .... producer
Marco Quintili .... producer
Franco Zuliani .... producer
Original Music by
Carlo Crivelli 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Lanci 
Stefano Paradiso 
Film Editing by
Alessio Doglione 
Casting by
Stefania De Santis 
Art Direction by
Ettore Guerrieri 
Production Management
John Cesaroni .... post-production supervisor
Simona Ferraro .... collaborating production director
Roberto Leone .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paolo Bartoli .... second assistant director
Angelo Vicari .... first assistant director
Art Department
Claudia Cosenza .... set dresser
Sound Department
Angelo Amatulli .... boom operator
Benni Atria .... sound editor
Marzia Cordò .... dialogue editor
Francesca Genevois .... dialogue editor
Andrea Lancia .... sound supervisor
Alessandro Zanon .... sound
Special Effects by
Franco Galiano .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Massimo Barbona .... key grip
Roberto Belli .... gaffer
Andrea Collepiccolo .... first assistant camera
Stefano Paradiso .... Steadicam operator
Massimiliano Zenga .... clapper loader
Other crew
Adriano Bassi .... location manager
Erasmo Colucci .... accountant
Franco Giannì .... accountant
Licia Maglietta .... voice dubbing: Brigitte Catillon
Giorgia Passarelli .... production coordinator
Roberto Minutillo .... thanks (as Roberto Minutillo Turtur)
Sara Polidoro .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"La spettatrice" - Italy (original title)
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Italy:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Australia:MA (TV rating) | Italy:VM14
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Brilliantly absorbing, 26 March 2008
Author: rugby2011 from Australia

Barbora Bobulova's portrayal of Valeria in this story was entirely captivating and heart wrenching at the same time. It has been a long time since I have seen so much hidden passion and mystique presented by any actor simply by utilizing her facial features and the use of her eyes and mouth the way Barbora does with this character. She was entirely believable as Valeria and I was swept away with her characterisation of this role. All at once the film was real life and fantasy, the clever use of what was limited dialogue left me spellbound. I was compelled to read between the lines and each of the key players utilized the art of body language and emotional intent to convey a strong story line. Barbora in particular was visually stimulating in an almost asexual way and at the same time in a sexy way. This comment can relate easily to each of the many emotions brought forward by her performance. Understated in terms of dialogue but powerful in terms of presence. I have been captured by this actresses delivery and shall eagerly seek out much more of her work.

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