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La pivellina
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Tizza Covi (writer)
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31 August 2011 (USA) See more »
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A circus woman and her husband find a two year old girl in the trailer park where they are living. With the help of another child, they search for her mother. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Patrizia Gerardi ... Patti
Tairo Caroli ... Tairo
Walter Saabel ... Walter

Asia Crippa ... Asia
Tailor Intruglio ... Fidanzata
Pierino Atzeni ... Contadino
Gigliola Crippa ... Nonna
Mirco Crippa ... Zio
Luciano Salgado ... Luciano
Marco Gerani ... Poliziotti
Fabrizio Borri ... Poliziotti
Pathan Zahid Khan ... Mago
Roberto Caroli ... Padre
Claudio Carbonari ... Cugino
Donato Prina ... Popo
Alfredo Parri ... Giornalaio
Juan Freirejimenez ... Amici
Evelyn Freirejimenez ... Amici
David Quezada ... Amici
Andres Quezada ... Amici
Lucia Rado Maria ... Luci
Donald Crippa ... Baby
Tania Crippa ... Madre
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Directed by
Tizza Covi 
Rainer Frimmel 
 
Writing credits
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Tizza Covi  writer

Produced by
Tizza Covi .... producer
Rainer Frimmel .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Rainer Frimmel 
 
Film Editing by
Tizza Covi 
 
Sound Department
Manuel Grandpierre .... sound editor
Sabine Maier .... sound editor
Bernhard Maisch .... sound re-recording mixer
 

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Also Known As:
"La pivellina" - Italy (original title)
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100 min
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Argentina:13 | Italy:T | Portugal:M/6 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud)
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
It's A Small World,After All (in a world that's not so small), 1 July 2010
Author: druid333-2 from United States

Italy has long been a country for producing small films about everyday people,and 'La Pivellina' is no exception. A middle aged woman,once a dashing figure in the Circus world is out looking for her dog,when she comes upon an abandoned two year old girl,Asia,sitting on the swing. Patty asks where her mother is,and Asia has no answer. Patty decides to look for both her dog,as well as Asia's (alleged)mother. Patty decides to take little Asia back to the trailer where she & her husband,Walter live. Walter isn't exactly happy to have the toddler in tow (fearing police intervention),but agrees to let Asia stay,at least until Asia's mother turns up. When the mother shows no sign of coming back to get her daughter,the couple take care of little Asia (and end up bonding with her). With the help of a next door neighbour,Tairo,a 14 year old boy,they try to make an existence for the little girl. Will Asia's mother ever show up to reclaim Asia? This is a little film with a big heart that will work it's way to your heart. Documentary film makers, Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimme co direct this little charmer of a film from a screen play written by Tizza Covi (who also acts as producer & editor),with cinematography by Rainer Frimme (who makes very good use of hand held camera work,as well as co producer,too). The cast includes Patrizia Gerardi as Patty,Walter Saabel as Walter,Tairo Caroli as Tairo,and Asia Crippa as Asia. At long last,a film dealing with children that doesn't paint children as smart mouthed,snotty little punks that seem to know more than adults (Tairo actually looks up to Patty & Walter with genuine respect & admiration,and not as a couple of farty old fogies one would expect from your typical garden variety situation comedy). A film that is well worth seeking out for thinking persons who are sick to death of all of those predictable made for TV looking (so called)comedies. Spoken in Italian with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,this film contains some outbursts of rude language,and an unpleasant scene of animal abuse.

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