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We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)

C'eravamo tanto amati (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We All Loved Each Other So Much See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

La Deantir See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Features a recreation of the famous Trevi Fountain sequence in La Dolce Vita, with Federico Fellini and Marcello Mastroianni playing themselves, and Stefania Sandrelli playing a bit part. See more »

Quotes

Nicola Palumbo: We thought we'd change the world, instead the world has changed us.
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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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E io ero Sandokan
Written by Armando Trovajoli
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Friendship, Italian style.
8 December 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

Director Ettore Scola weaves a sensitive comedy-drama about the friendship of three men and the one woman each has loved. The men meet each other near the end of the Nazi occupation of Italy. As the next thirty years pass they remain friends although their lives take very different paths and become tinged with sadness and regret. The woman who pops in and out of their lives is Luciana (Stefania Sandrelli), an aspiring actress whose career peaks when she is cast as an extra in a Fellini movie. The three perennial friends are played by Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi and Stefano Satta Flores. Veteran actor Aldo Fabrizi (the priest in OPEN CITY) does a remarkable turn as a powerful industrialist who is as grotesquely unlikeable as he is grotesquely corpulent. Film buffs will enjoy the way Scola has cleverly included footage of DeSica's THE BICYCLE THIEF along with scenes of De Sica explicating that famous movie of his. They will also enjoy a funny re-creation of the filming of the Trevi fountain scene from LA DOLCE VITA, complete with Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini. This is a very beautiful film about how individuals and society change over the years while friendship, "amicizia", remains an enduring value.


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