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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,672 (USA) (7 December 2008)

Gross:

$48,498 (USA) (29 March 2009)
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A gem in lean times!
20 August 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The makers of this film deserve every accolade that is written praising their work! "Ciao" is a truly remarkable film! What a pleasure to see a work of art that is not ashamed to deal with a sensitive theme in a tasteful and - to quote a word used in the script - UNcheesy - way. The script, acting, direction, lighting, editing and casting are all excellent. Overall the work achieves all that it sets out to do: tell a real life drama in a way that we VERY seldom see from Hollywood. "Ciao" does so with sensitivity, realism and genuine empathy for real human fears, joy, sadness and compassion. There is none of your usual quickly flashed, clichéd camera-work, or clever lines that pander to mediocrity and formula. "Ciao" is a film that takes its time to reveal the inextricably entangled knot of emotion, history, motive, intent, reactions, fate and timing that are a part of real life. What is particularly rewarding is that it does not rely on formula to tell the story. It is a film that is highly recommended to anyone who is a serious student of cinema as an art form. It sings as an echo to another great film by Woody Allen - "Interiors." The music, and indeed the lack of music in many of the scenes is beautifully apt and innovative. "Ciao" reminds us that we are too dependent on anticipation to make us feel comfortable. Art does not have the purpose of making us feel comfortable; art has the purpose of showing us reality and making us relate to that in the way we can best understand it. "Ciao" does this.


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