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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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

Romolo Catenacci's (Aldo Fabrizi) wife, Anna Catenacci, is played by Aldo Fabrizi's real life sister Elena Fabrizi. And his son, Amedeo, is played by his real life son Amedeo Fabrizi. See more »

Quotes

Nicola Palumbo: We thought we'd change the world, instead the world has changed us.
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Connections

References Miss Julie (1951) See more »

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E io ero Sandokan
Written by Armando Trovajoli
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This one helped make "Annie Hall" possible
10 March 2006 | by futures-1See all my reviews

"We All Loved Each Other So Much" (Italian, 1974): A film by Ettore Scola. We follow three men-friends through 30 years - weaving in and out of each others their lives, alone or in various combinations, with one particular woman. They met as "brothers in war" during the Italian Resistance of WWII. With eventual peace, each traveled their own paths, crossing and remeeting every so often. The b/w photography is beautiful, the scoring perhaps a little heavy-handed (but considering the time – 1974 – downright subtle), the period "looks" seems accurate enough, and the acting by all involved is good. I enjoyed some of the film's devices, such as all the actors freezing in position and the one "in thought" getting a spotlight, the occasional near-repeat of a scene/incident, the actors sometimes speaking directly to you, and other breaks with the "reality" of a film. No doubt Woody Allen saw this work before his making "Annie Hall". You might also think of this film as a more somber, sophisticated version of "The Big Chill" with fewer main characters and more internal assessment.


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