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The Salt of Life -- 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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11 February 2011 (Italy) See more »
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The Salt of Life Movie Review
 (From ShockYa. 2 March 2012, 6:28 PM, PST)

Good times were had at the flicks
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 14 December 2011, 1:09 AM, PST)

DVD Review: 'The Salt of Life'
 (From CineVue. 5 December 2011, 6:00 AM, PST)

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Plights of daily living in trying to acquire mistress comedy- See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Gianni Di Gregorio ... Giovanni Brandani detto Gianni

Valeria De Franciscis ... La madre di Gianni (as Valeria De Franciscis Bendoni)
Alfonso Santagata ... l'avvocato Alfonso
Elisabetta Piccolomini ... La moglie di Gianni
Valéria Cavalli ... Valeria

Aylin Prandi ... Aylin
Kristina Cepraga ... Kristina
Michelangelo Ciminale ... Michelangelo
Teresa Di Gregorio ... Teresa
Lilia Silvi ... Lilia
Gabriella Sborgi ... Gabriella
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisa Alessandro ... Segretario notario
Cinzia Bernardini ... Vigilessa

Giovanna Cau ... Signore del poker
Tommaso Colucci ... Cocktail acido
Martino Comodeco ... Signore con cane
Antonio De Mario ... Amici del bar
Iole Golino ... Signore del poker
Giovanni Guerra ... Notario
Akiko Kusayanagi ... Ragazza festo (Giapponese)
Tiziano Leonardi ... Pianista
Sandro Lezzioli ... Amici del bar
Pricilla Marino ... Barista
Leila Laomi Mebarka ... Donna sul ponte
Maurizio Perrichetti ... Amici del bar
Tina Puggi ... Tabaccara
Laura Squizzato ... Laura
Silvia Squizzato ... Silvia
Loredana Volponi ... Fruttivendola
Anna Laura Zammerini ... Signore del poker

Directed by
Gianni Di Gregorio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Valerio Attanasio 
Gianni Di Gregorio 

Produced by
Angelo Barbagallo .... producer
Gaetano Daniele .... executive producer
Isabella Spinelli .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ratchev & Carratello 
Cinematography by
Gian Enrico Bianchi  (as Gogò Bianchi)
Film Editing by
Marco Spoletini 
Casting by
Fabiola Banzi 
Francesca Borromeo 
Production Design by
Susanna Cascella 
Costume Design by
Silvia Polidori 
Makeup Department
Rudia Cascione .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Ivana Kastratovic .... production manager
Maria Panicucci .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matilde Barbagallo .... second assistant director: pre-production
Guido Colla .... first assistant director
Margherita Ferri .... third assistant director
Giorgio Servillo .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Gianluca Costamagna .... sound
Alessandro Molaioli .... sound
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Fabrizio Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Paolo Segat .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas De Luigi .... loader
Nicolas De Luigi .... second assistant camera
Giovanni Gabriele .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Daniele Cipriani .... colorist
Angelo Francavilla .... grader
Giuliana Sarli .... assistant editor
Maria Fantastica Valmori .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Ratchev & Carratello .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Alexis Delage-Toriel .... press attache: France
Bruno Di Bartolomei .... accountant
Diego Di Bartolomei .... production administrator
Maurizio Di Bartolomei .... cashier
Annelise Dureau .... press attache: France
Alessandro Luzi .... cashier
Céline Merlin .... french adaptation: original version with subtitles
Alfredo Miserocchi .... production assistant
Claudia Tomassini .... international publicist

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gianni e le donne" - Italy (original title)
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90 min
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Swiss censorship certificate #1008.258.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Mid-August Lunch (2008)See more »
Here Comes Your ManSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Plights of daily living in trying to acquire mistress comedy-, 12 August 2014
Author: movie reviews from Peru

I loved Mid August Lunch and like this movie even more. De Gregorio creates fun light "plights of daily living" comedies. They are entertaining fun and enjoyable.

In this movie Gregorio (who writes directs and is the protagonist in these movies) is having a mid life crisis...he has retired and thinks his life will become fuller if he takes on a mistress---he finds out unbelievably that a much older man who sits with his friends out on the street in front of his house has done this very thing. Of course he is thwarted in this quest and that is where the humor lies.

This is wonderful light amusing life situation comedy.

This movie is actually a little slicker and better filmed than Mid August Lunch the story a little more involved.


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