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5 September 2007 (Italy) See more »
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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The Sweet, The Bitter And The Whole DamnThing See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Donatella Finocchiaro ... Ada
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Vincenzo Amato ... Vito Scordia, Saro's father
Pietro Arciadiacono ... Proprietario chiosco
Arianna Barbanera ... Figlia Saro e Aldo
Roberto Bonura ... Guardaspalle Zu Pietro
Gaetano Bruno ... Mimmo
Marialorena Cacciatore ... Turista tedesca
Andrea Cannistraro ... Regazzo traghetto
Tommaso Caporrimo ... Rapinatore
Gioacchino Cappelli
Renato Carpentieri ... Vicari
Vittoria Cinquina ... Turista tedesca
Giovanni Cintura ... Zu Pietro
Ignazio Cusimano ... Benzinaio Apprendista
Fulvio D'Angelo ... Artificiere mafioso
Vincenzo D'Asta ... Fratello Saro
Giuseppa Di Blasi ... Madre Saro
Calogero Di Majo ... Roccu u pazzu
Antonino Dolcemascolo ... Rapinatore
Mario Fasano ... Proprietario autosalone
Salvatore Forzisimo ... Barzellettiere
Toni Gambino ... Gaetano

Fabrizio Gifuni ... Stefano
Alessandro Giugliano ... Guardaspalle Ofanto
Ornella Giusto ... Antonia
Giugiu Gramaglia ... Caposcorta Massirenti
Santo Leonardi ... Traduttore di Partinico
Erasmo Lo Bello ... Gurdaspalle Zu Pietro

Luigi Lo Cascio ... Saro Scordia
Giacomo Lo Nardo ... Esentato servizio militare

Filippo Luna ... Direttore carcere
Mariangela Consuelo Lupo ... Cliente banca
Salvatore Maddalena ... Rapinatore
Ana Paula Mancino Machado ... Moglie Mimmo
Flora Massimo ... Madre Sciacca

Linda Messerklinger ... Chantal
Pier Luigi Misasi ... Cosimo Albanese
Domenico Montesanto ... Rapinatore
Emanuela Muni
Fabrizio Nuccio ... Ragazzo pozzo
Enrico Pappalardo ... Padre Massirenti
Leandro Parlavecchio ... Padre esentato
Mario Patanè ... Babbuzza
Domenico Pecoraro ... Ninni Santamaria
Antonino Pensabene ... Ragioniere
Alessio Piazza ... Lillo
Marcello Prayer ... Ofanto Agostino
Antonio Puccia ... Maresciallo traghetto
Raffaele Sabato ... Turi Sciacca
Maria Luisa Seravesi ... Commessa
Annamaria Varello ... Cassiera
Franco Vella ... Poliziotto
Gian Maria Virzì ... Ragazzo pozzo
Grazia Zappalà ... Cliente autosalone
Giuseppa Zerbo ... Madre Rocco
Giuseppe Zerbo ... Rapinatore

Directed by
Andrea Porporati 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrea Porporati 
Annio Stasi 

Produced by
Francesco Pincelli .... producer
Francesco Tornatore .... producer
Original Music by
Ezio Bosso 
Cinematography by
Alessandro Pesci 
Film Editing by
Simona Paggi 
Casting by
Jorgelina Depetris Pochintesta 
Art Direction by
Beatrice Scarpato 
Costume Design by
Mary Montalto 
Makeup Department
Giulio Pezza .... key makeup artist: Andrea Porporati
Alessio Pompei .... key hair stylist: Andrea Porporati
Production Management
Alessandro Baragli .... post-production supervisor
Remo Chiappa .... production manager
Giuseppe Schillaci .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Daniele .... first assistant director
Natalia Fago .... second assistant director
Art Department
Marcello Di Carlo .... assistant art director
Massimiliano Di Carlo .... assistant property master (as Massimiliano di Carlo)
Claudio Mannoia .... painter
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Simone Carnesecchi .... boom operator
Emanuele Gualtiero Chiappa .... boom operator (as Emanuele Chiappa)
Enzo Diliberto .... foley artist
Roberto Mozzarelli .... sound mixer
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Fabrizio Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Angelo Raguseo .... re-recording mixer
Alessandro Zanon .... sound mixer
Alessandro Zanon .... sound
Special Effects by
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Gaia Bussolati .... visual effects supervisor
Stefano Camberini .... digital intermediate conformist
Francesco Grisi .... visual effects
Paolo Leggio .... visual effects
Mauro Moretti .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Federico Conte .... gaffer
Tommaso Lusena .... second assistant camera
Martino Pellion di Persano .... assistant camera
Massimo Spina .... grip
Casting Department
Chiara Agnello .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosalia Guzzo .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Carlo Simeoni .... assistant editor
Music Department
Goffredo Gibellini .... score mix engineer
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra contractor
Other crew
Mangano Maurilio .... production assistant
Roberta Minervini .... production coordinator
Mancini Monica .... cashier
Paola Sangiovanni .... making-of
Paola Sangiovanni .... script supervisor

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Germany:98 min (European Film Market)


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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
The Sweet, The Bitter And The Whole DamnThing, 5 September 2007
Author: bethlambert117 from United States

As an American who lived in Italy for longer than I care to admit who's married to an Italian and has Italian children, who's been in love with the Italian cinema since the discovery of Rossellini, Germi, De Sica, Visconti, Monicelli and some other Italian pillars of the 7th art, it is with a heavy heart that I have to confess that I'm sick and tired of this insane obsession the Italian cinema has with this bloody subject. Even if in "Il Dolce e l'Amaro" there is kind of twist in as much as the central character is a "pentito" - a man who turns against his mafia people - the story and the telling of it feels so old, so uninspired. I'm longing for something that could open a door to something new. This kind of story will continue to be told and probably it deserves to, but what I'm complaining about is the repetition in the treatment of the story. No surprises at all - emotionally or otherwise. It is in a way like the Bollywood musicals, always the same. I was, as a foreigner born Italian, a bit intimidated to talk because I thought, maybe it's me, maybe I don't get the subtle differences. I discovered that it's not just me, most Italians feel the same. Luigi Lo Cascio is a fine actor. He's confirmed that point repeatedly, but he's also a rather opaque presence on the screen. I'm dying for cinematic faces telling Italian stories in a way we've never seen before. Is that too much to ask?

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