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Castello Cavalcanti (2013)

Italy, September 1955. A Formula One driver crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but good surprises will come his way.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jed Cavalcanti
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Bartender
Giorgio Zancolla ...
Bartender
Paolo Coluccio ...
Cook
Silvano Broglia ...
Bus Driver
Francesco Bonaccorso ...
Motorcycle Driver
Michele de Paolo ...
Car Driver #1 (as Michele Di Paolo)
Igino Angelini ...
Car Driver #2
Livia La Terza ...
Car Driver #3
Giampolo Pietraforte ...
Car Driver #4
Andrea Troiani ...
Car Driver #5
Massimiliano Ubaldi ...
Car Driver #6
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Paparazzo
Riccardo Rango ...
Little Boy #1
Niccolo Riso ...
Little Boy #2
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Italy, September 1955. A Formula One driver crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but good surprises will come his way.

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12 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

"Molte Miglia", the name of the race as seen at the beginning, is a clear reference to the "Mille Miglia", a classic endurance race which took place in Italy from 1927 to 1957, crossing half of the country from Brescia to Rome and back. See more »

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Written by Carlo Rustichelli
Conducted by Luigi Urbini (as Pier Luigi Urbini)
Published by Suger Melodi, Inc.
a/b/a Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. SRL
Courtesy of Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. SRL
Taken from the soundtrack 'Sedotta e abbandonata"
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Perfect encapsulation of Wes Anderson's style
16 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Though only eight minutes long, Castello Cavalcanti is essential viewing for fans of Wes Anderson's work. With beautiful set pieces including a famous prop from Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" (both were filmed at the same studio in Rome) and a number of distinctive background characters, Anderson immediately establishes a truly memorable period atmosphere that evokes positive memories from both his own work and classic Italian films. Furthermore, Jed Cavalcanti, a Formula 1 driver played by Jason Schwarzman, is a funny, unique protagonist who fits comfortably alongside Max Fischer and Steve Zissou. Brisk and enjoyable, the film is a wonderful surprise that bears no resemblance to an advertisement and does not overstay its welcome. Anderson has stated that, with the further participation of Prada, he hopes to follow Cavalanti in more adventures filmed at other great studios around the world. Let's hope he follows through on that promising idea and that Cavalcanti becomes the star of many more Anderson shorts.


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