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We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)

C'eravamo tanto amati (original title)
Three partisans bound by a strong friendship return home after the war, but the clash with everyday reality puts a strain on their bond.

Director:

Ettore Scola

Writers:

Agenore Incrocci (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (as Scarpelli) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nino Manfredi ... Antonio
Vittorio Gassman ... Gianni Perego
Stefania Sandrelli ... Luciana Zanon
Stefano Satta Flores Stefano Satta Flores ... Nicola Palumbo
Giovanna Ralli ... Elide Catenacci
Aldo Fabrizi ... Romolo Catenacci
Mike Bongiorno Mike Bongiorno ... Himself
Federico Fellini ... Himself
Marcello Mastroianni ... Himself
Nello Meniconi Nello Meniconi ... Himself
Guidarino Guidi Guidarino Guidi ... Himself
Pierluigi Pierluigi ... Himself
Alfonso Crudele Alfonso Crudele ... Edoardo
Isa Barzizza Isa Barzizza ... Elena
Marcella Michelangeli ... Gabriella
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Storyline

Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable disillusionments of life. Written by Yepok

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A many splendored thing.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We All Loved Each Other So Much See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,948
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Company Credits

Production Co:

La Deantir See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie pays homage to many well known films from the golden era of Italian cinema. The character Luciana Zanon has a lot in common with the character Adriana Astarelli of "Io la conoscevo bene" (I Knew Her Well, 1965), both played by Stefania Sandrelli. Both characters are small town girls looking to make it big in the movie business with mixed results and have to resort to working as lowly movie theater ushers at some point to make ends meet. See more »

Quotes

Gianni Perego: Our generation is really disgusting.
Antonio: Why?
Gianni Perego: What? Well, look at Nicola, for example.
Antonio: What did Nicola do?
Gianni Perego: Yeah, what did Nicola do? He abandoned his family, his career, and to top it all off he ended scratching out movie reviews signing them "Vice".
Antonio: Oh, he's vice? Well then, you write for a lot of newspapers.
Gianni Perego: And all of this for what? For a brighter future.
Antonio: And so?
Gianni Perego: The future passed us by without us even realizing it.
Nicola Palumbo: What? Who says? Throwing away your life means to make the best use of it. Or do ...
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Connections

References A Day in the Country (1946) See more »

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E io ero Sandokan
Written by Armando Trovajoli
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One of the best movies of all times
17 March 2006 | by vschwagerSee all my reviews

A great movie by a great director in a unique creative state of grace. Some of the scenes are pure poetry: the sudden change from b/w to colour picture (underlined by a moving music score), the dramatic conclusion of a night out in Piazza di Spagna, the overall feeling of nostalgia permeating the entire movie. Yes, this is a movie that will age like good wine. You can grow old with this movie, watch out not be caught too much into its spires of nostalgia. Just glance at Vittorio Gassman last, defeated, cynical look in his face, here the actor and the man are one and the same. The rest of the cast are just as effective and well sorted, nothing is out of place, the synergy between Manfredi, Satta-Flores, Sandrelli, and the great Aldo Fabrizi will keep you enthralled. Simply cinematographic art at its best.


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