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Ciao (2008)

Jeff is taking care of everything Mark left behind when he died. Mark was about to have a visitor, Andrea, an Italian guy he met online. Both of them will have the chance to share memories of the Mark they knew while knowing each other.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Blaum ...
Mark (as Charles W. Blaum)
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Lauren
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Mark's Father
Margaret Lake ...
Mark's Mother
Tiffany Vollmer ...
Doctor
Angela Gerardo ...
Airport Announcer / Author (voice)
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Clementina Plasencia ...
Waitress
Carla Adami ...
Andrea's Mpther (voice)
Shelley Fisher ...
Newscaster (voice) (as Shelley Altman)
Autumn Antal ...
Newscaster (voice)
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Newscaster (voice) (as Frederick Anthony)
Myrtle Andrews ...
Airport Passenger
Cole D. Croghan ...
Airport Passenger
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Jeff is taking care of everything Mark left behind when he died. Mark was about to have a visitor, Andrea, an Italian guy he met online. Both of them will have the chance to share memories of the Mark they knew while knowing each other.

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Chaque fin est un nouveau début (Every end is a new beginning) See more »

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Rated R for langage including sexual references | See all certifications »
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30 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Adeus  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,672, 7 December 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,498, 29 March 2009
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1.85 : 1
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Alessandro Calza, who portrays Andrea, a graphic designer, is also a graphic designer in real life, and is also credited as a graphic designer on this film. See more »

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Gentle, Heart Warming, and Believable
23 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

I recently saw 'Ciao' at a film festival in Australia and it turned out to be one of my favorites. I think it beautifully captured the cautious and quiet interactions we have with people who we barely know and who are from another country and culture. It was also a wonderful example of how we relate to another person who was unknown to us yet deeply loved the same person that we ourselves have loved. The common ground that two people have when they have both independently loved a third is thoughtfully explored.

This movie is for those who love to think about (and ponder) dialog. It is also for people who enjoy a solid script delivered by actors that quietly deliver the goods. To me it was both believable and possible, which made it even more endearing. I was afraid that the film was going to go in a predictable direction and have a Hollywood style ending but this temptation was (thankfully) resisted. Instead the audience was provided with a very moving, heart warming, and realistic conclusion. I felt the movie was full of meaning, but you had to be listening and patient. The movie was about the journey of two people who shared common ground and the connection between them because of it. I recommend it highly.


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