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La solitudine dei numeri primi
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Paolo Giordano (story) &
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Release Date:
10 September 2010 (Italy) See more »
Non-linearly follows two kids, rejected by their peers, who become friends. They separate later in life and dedicate to their careers. Still, they feel as if something is missing. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
6 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Great Movie, faithful to the book as much as it was possible for it to be. See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Alba Rohrwacher ... Adult Alice Della Rocca
Luca Marinelli ... Adult Mattia Balossino
Martina Albano ... Young Alice
Vittorio Lomartire ... Teenage Mattia
Arianna Nastro ... Young Alice
Tommaso Neri ... Young Mattia

Isabella Rossellini ... Adele
Roberto Sbaratto ... Pietro Balossino
Maurizio Donadoni ... Umberto Della Rocca
Giorgia Senesi ... Elena
Aurora Ruffino ... Viola Bai
Giorgia Pizzo ... Young Michela

Filippo Timi ... Clown
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martina Scimone ... Girl in disco (uncredited)

Directed by
Saverio Costanzo 
Writing credits
Paolo Giordano (story and screenplay) &
Saverio Costanzo (story and screenplay)

Paolo Giordano (novel)

Filippo Timi  screenplay collaboration (uncredited)

Produced by
Mario Gianani .... producer
Philipp Kreuzer .... producer
Gilbert Möhler .... line producer
Olivia Sleiter .... executive producer
Anne-Dominique Toussaint .... producer
Original Music by
Mike Patton 
Cinematography by
Fabio Cianchetti 
Film Editing by
Francesca Calvelli 
Casting by
Jorgelina Depetris Pochintesta 
Production Design by
Marina Pinzuti Ansolini 
Rinaldo Geleng 
Costume Design by
Antonella Cannarozzi 
Makeup Department
Alessandro Bertolazzi .... makeup department head
Marzia Colomba .... assistant hair stylist
Massimo Gattabrusi .... hair designer
Marta Roggero .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Alessandro Baragli .... post-production supervisor
Fulvio Rossi .... production supervisor
Andrea Tavani .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Camilla Volpato .... assistant director
Art Department
Erminio Lauri .... digital artist
Paolo Nanni .... on-set props
Alessia Torselli .... assistant art director
Jeremias Urban .... props
Sound Department
Axel Arft .... sound mixer: Germany
Gianluca Basili .... sound effects editor
Sergio Basili .... foley artist
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Antonio Dolce .... boom operator
Oliver Hemm .... boom operator: Germany
Gabriele Moretti .... sound editor
Gabriele Moretti .... sound mixer
Massimo Rocchi .... foley mixer
Antonio Tirinelli .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects technician
Massimiliano Bianchi .... special effects technician
Pasquale Catalano .... special effects
Paolo Galiano .... special effects technician
Andrea Luciani .... special effects technician
Fabio Traversari .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Andrea Baracca .... compositor
Luca Della Grotta .... digital artist
Francesco Antonio Maggi .... digital compositor
Stefano Marinoni .... visual effects supervisor
Rodolfo Migliari .... visual effects artist
Federica Nisi .... visual effects coordinator
Paola Trisoglio .... visual effects producer
Roberta Bruni .... stunt double
Alessandro Novelli .... assistant stunt coordinator
Alessandro Novelli .... stunts
Emiliano Novelli .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Andrei .... camera and steadicam operator
Alessio Bastianelli .... assistant camera
Claudio Frollano .... gaffer
Alessio Federico Fugolo .... grip
Alias Gallione .... second assistant camera
Simone Martinetto .... still photographer
Adriano Francesco Necco .... electrician
Giovanni Tancredi .... gaffer
Thomas Thiele .... best boy electrician: germany
Paolo Tiberti .... key grip
Editorial Department
Andrea Baracca .... colorist
Dario Di Vito .... post-production producer
Claudio Misantoni .... assistant editor
Other crew
Giuliana Claudione .... assistant cashier
Lucille Cristaldi .... script supervisor
Federica De Vita .... payroll
Alessandro Luzi .... cashier
Livia Pastorelli .... accountant
Marta Spedaletti .... backstage
Alfredo Visconti .... production staff
Marco Bellocchio .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La solitudine dei numeri primi" - Italy (original title)
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118 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:12 | Italy:T | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/16 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud)

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Movie Connections:
Referenced in To Rome with Love (2012)See more »
Theme from 'L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo'See more »


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24 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie, faithful to the book as much as it was possible for it to be., 5 May 2011
Author: ocramavaf from Italy

I watched this movie having waited for it almost since i heard a movie was going to be made about the book, and usually, personally at least, whenever i watch a movie based on a book i find it rather disappointing, however this is one of the few times i must say the contrary.

The setting is perfect, the distorted reality of being so far yet so close that is beautifully narrated in the book is spot on in the movie, and both characters are played beautifully by the leads, they captured every feeling, every expression and every look that the book conveys and put it on screen, however i must say that if one is to truly enjoy this movie one should read the book before as it is not very fast paced a movie and the frequent time jumps in movie will confuse a person, but for the ones who have read the book it will make perfect sense, and as a final word the ending is, in my opinion, (even thought it differs from the book) is how the book should have ended.

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