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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Antonio
... Gianni Perego
... Luciana Zanon
Stefano Satta Flores ... Nicola Palumbo
... Elide Catenacci
... Romolo Catenacci
Mike Bongiorno ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
Nello Meniconi ... Himself
Guidarino Guidi ... Himself
Pierluigi ... Himself
Alfonso Crudele ... Edoardo
Isa Barzizza ... Elena
... Gabriella
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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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23 May 1977 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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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References A Day in the Country (1936) See more »

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E io ero Sandokan
Written by Armando Trovajoli
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fond memories
3 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie many years ago on television. The imagery and the relationship amongst the characters was so interesting and involving I couldn't blink. This story evolves around the friendship of three men and a woman they each have loved. Life will teach us and destroy us, but our friendship will always endure.

The three Italian men became friends during WWII. Although they remained friends they each took different career interests which led them to grow apart only to have their reunions spawn occasionally over the years. The woman friend is somewhat loose and not regarded favorably as a quality person, but rather as a tramp.

The theme here is time. Time determines how life will have formed their personalities, goals and dreams. Unfortunately all their dreams fall short and facing each other afterward is anticlimactic and depressing.

By the end we are left with a feeling of sadness, cynicism, but a true account of how friendship and familial relationships come and fade. Life will be most cruel to the ones who are eager and sincere and the others will float through easily and unaffectedly.

This is a cinematic masterpiece. It's a shame no one has revived it yet.


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