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As God Commands (2008)
"Come Dio comanda" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  12 December 2008 (Italy)
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A dark drama centered on a 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad, who are both outcasts in their suburban town.

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Rino Zena
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Cristiano Zena
Angelica Leo ...
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Uomo SUV
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Valentina Sussi ...
Ragazza Centro Sociale
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Amico di Alex
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Medico Ambulanza
Vasco Mirandola ...
Dottor Brolli
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The story of the relationship between a neo-Nazi and alcoholic man, Rino Zena and his 11-year-old son Cristiano. They live on the margins of the society in a town in North Italy. Their only friend is Quattro Formaggi, a mentally ill man with whom they kinda form a surrogate family. A dark, long night of rain, lighting and desperation will change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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Actor Diego Abatantuono loved Niccolò Ammaniti's novel that much that he begged director Gabriele Salvatores to cast him as Danilo. Unfortunately, that particular character was not included in the final screenplay so Abatantuono couldn't be cast. See more »

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Final credits include 8mm-footage of the five lead stars from a deleted scene. See more »

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Luce (Tramonti a Nord Est)
Written by Elisa, Zucchero
Performed by Elisa
Copyright: Sugar S.r.l. / Zucchero & Fornaciari Music S.r.l.
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Very impressive
22 January 2009 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

I was a bit skeptical about a new adaptation from Ammaniti's novels by Salvatores, who directed before the lucky "Io Non Ho Paura", but then I felt rather satisfied sitting at the cinema watching this impressive movie. The book itself was written in a very cinematographic way, almost like a screenplay, so the adaptation wasn't a real problem. My doubts about it concerned the most the cast, because reading the book I wasn't able to imagine the right faces for these characters, but Salvatores hasn't disappointed me: Elio Germano is outstanding and creates the best role in his career, I think; I didn't know previous works from Filippo Timi but according to me he's a very good actor and the young Alvaro Caleca makes a wonderful breakthrough in cinema world.

I particularly liked the soundtrack, with music composed by Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti (an alternative Italian rock band from the same area in which the movie was filmed), Bob Dylan, Robbie Williams and original music only for the movie.


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