MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 799 this week

20 Cigarettes (2010)
"20 sigarette" (original title)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 552 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 17 critic

Autobiographical story about an assistant director who receives an offer to fly to Iraq in order to shoot a film.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 5 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Keith Simanton talks with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1290 titles
created 21 Aug 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 30 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 95 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 90 titles
created 09 Nov 2013
 
a list of 17 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "20 Cigarettes" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 20 Cigarettes (2010)

20 Cigarettes (2010) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 20 Cigarettes.
24 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Romanzo Criminale (2008–2010)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A criminal known as The Libanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their ... See full summary »

Stars: Roberto Infascelli, Vinicio Marchioni, Mauro Meconi
Easy! (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The life of a melancholy professor is turned upside down when he discovers that a rebellious teenager he is tutoring is actually his son.

Director: Francesco Bruni
Stars: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Barbora Bobulova, Stefano Brunori
Boris (TV Series 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Stars: Luca Amorosino, Antonino Bruschetta, Paolo Calabresi
Fortapàsc (2009)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.

Director: Marco Risi
Stars: Libero De Rienzo, Valentina Lodovini, Michele Riondino
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Predrag Manojlovic, Carolina Crescentini, Roberto Herlitzka
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.

Director: Michele Placido
Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Anna Mouglalis, Pierfrancesco Favino
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Sasha is a boy in his twenties, deeply loving the beautiful Benedetta, who doesn't seem to recognize his existence. Nicole is a French woman in her forties, living in Rome with her husband.... See full summary »

Director: Silvio Muccino
Stars: Silvio Muccino, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Carolina Crescentini
Angel of Evil (2010)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A biography of Milanese bank robber Renato Vallanzasca.

Director: Michele Placido
Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Filippo Timi, Valeria Solarino
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A brilliant recent graduate struggles to find work. After falling into a babysitting job, she is introduced by the child's mother to the world of the international call center, its employees, and the fast pace that drives them.

Director: Paolo Virzì
Stars: Isabella Ragonese, Massimo Ghini, Valerio Mastandrea
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The film is set in an Italian high school in the late 80s. It is the summer of 1989 and Luca (Nicolas Vaporidis) and his mates are about to leave high school... See full synopsis »

Director: Fausto Brizzi
Stars: Giorgio Faletti, Cristiana Capotondi, Nicolas Vaporidis
The Passion (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.

Director: Carlo Mazzacurati
Stars: Silvio Orlando, Giuseppe Battiston, Kasia Smutniak
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, when he finds the remains of an ... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Stars: Elio Germano, Raoul Bova, Isabella Ragonese
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Aureliano
...
Claudia
...
Stefano Rolla
Orsetta De Rossi ...
Carlotta
Duccio Camerini ...
Padre di Aureliano
Alberto Basaluzzo ...
Massimo Ficuciello
Antonio Gerardi ...
Produttore
Edoardo Pesce ...
Tino
Nicola Nocella ...
Cico
Andrea Iaia ...
Olla
Silvio Laviano ...
Melis
Giovanni Carroni ...
Generale Stano
Vanni Fois ...
Colonnello Scalas
Stefano Mereu ...
Piras
Fabrice Scott ...
Dottor Fester
Edit

Storyline

Autobiographical story about an assistant director who receives an offer to fly to Iraq in order to shoot a film.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 September 2010 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

20 Cigarettes  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Venti sigarette - Backstage (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Engaging and compassionate
15 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The story of how a young, fairly inexperienced man ends up largely by accident as a civilian in Iraq for a short time (the time to smoke 20 cigarettes), and gets caught up in events there which lead to him coming home to Rome a very different person. The transformation in his life is told with warmth and humour, and without any moralising or politicising.

The film is engaging from the start, and moves through a number of different phases and moods with great dexterity. It can be lighthearted, but is genuinely disturbing at times, and viewers should be prepared for some shocks, but in a way which is never gratuitous. The direction tries to convey the main character's experiences from various viewpoints, and we build up a sympathetic relationship with him in a convincing way. This makes the first-person sequences during the war scenes remarkably effective, and utterly riveting to watch. The later scenes back in Italy are also well-managed, and we are led to reflect on the impact on his life in many different ways, some of them profoundly moving.

Vinicio Marchioni is excellent in the main role, but there are a lot of good performances elsewhere too.

Not easy viewing, but well worth watching.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss 20 Cigarettes (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?