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Gianni e le donne (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 February 2011 (Italy)
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Gianni is a retiree who has become invisible to most everyone around him. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life.

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Credited cast:
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La madre di Gianni (as Valeria De Franciscis Bendoni)
Alfonso Santagata ...
l'avvocato Alfonso
Elisabetta Piccolomini ...
La moglie di Gianni
Valéria Cavalli ...
Valeria
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Aylin
Kristina Cepraga ...
Michelangelo Ciminale ...
Teresa Di Gregorio ...
Teresa
Lilia Silvi ...
Gabriella Sborgi ...
Gabriella
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisa Alessandro ...
Segretario notario
Cinzia Bernardini ...
Vigilessa
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Signore del poker
Tommaso Colucci ...
Cocktail acido
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Gianni is sixty. He is retired but has not become lazy for all that. In fact he is a helpful fellow who gives a hand to all those who need one: shopping for his wife, walking the pretty neighbor's dog, and so on. Everybody likes Gianni, but is it for the right reasons? Doesn't his wife profit by the situation (she still works so it is only logical that Gianni do all the chores)? Isn't he subject to the excruciating whims of his rich mother?... Sure, everybody LIKES Gianni, but who LOVES him? Agreed, being kind to them, he is the ladies pet, but he does not attract them anymore. That is why, when his macho lawyer friend Alfonso blames him for not having young mistresses "like every other senior Italian male", Gianni, who is beginning to ask himself questions about what it is like to become old, starts chasing dames... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Gianni is back & looking for love...

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The Salt of Life  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,176, 4 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$315,307, 22 July 2012
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Selected for the Nastro d'argento (Silver Ribbon) 2011. See more »

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Follows Mid-August Lunch (2008) See more »

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Here Comes Your Man
Lyrics and music by Frank Black
Performed by the Pixies
(1989)
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Another gem by Gianni Di Gregorio
29 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

After Mid August Lunch, another little great movie by Di Gregorio. In this second film, the mise-en-scene has become more mature, as also the structure of the script. The realism of the acting and dialogs are the same of Mid August Lunch, giving freshness and comic reliefs to the story. The plot is about a 60 years old man who suddenly understands he's become "transparent" for women, simply they don't look at him in "that certain way" anymore. But this is the surface of the movie, the funny "hook" of the storyline. What really matters to Di Gregorio is something else, something deeper, related to the loneliness of a man facing old age. So sometimes the film takes a different way, turning from the comedy for a moment, with beautiful flashes of melancholy and bittersweet fatalism which reach levels of great cinema. The Salt of Life suggest the birth of a new author.


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