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I'm Starting from Three (1981)

Ricomincio da tre (original title)
Gaetano, a young Neapolitan, decides to leave home, work and friends, to look for other moments of life and meet other people. He goes to Florence, to his aunt's home. In a clinic, where he... See full summary »

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Massimo Troisi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Massimo Troisi ... Gaetano
Fiorenza Marchegiani Fiorenza Marchegiani ... Marta
Marco Messeri ... The Madman
Lello Arena Lello Arena ... Raffaele 'Rafè' Sodano, aka Lello
Laura Nucci ... Ida, Robertino's mother
Deddi Savagnone Deddi Savagnone ... Gaetano's Mother
Vincent Gentile Vincent Gentile ... Frankie
Luciano Crovato Luciano Crovato ... Alfredo
Renato Scarpa ... Robertino
Marina Pagano Marina Pagano ... Gaetano's Aunt
Lino Troisi Lino Troisi ... Ugo, Gaetano's father
Marta Bifano Marta Bifano ... The Nun in hospital
Giuseppe Borrelli Giuseppe Borrelli
Cloris Brosca Cloris Brosca ... Rosaria - Gaetano's sister
Ettore Carloni Ettore Carloni ... Don Ciro (as Ettore Carlone)
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Gaetano, a young Neapolitan, decides to leave home, work and friends, to look for other moments of life and meet other people. He goes to Florence, to his aunt's home. In a clinic, where he goes by chance, he meets Martha and falls in love with her. After a series of funny situations (an old friend from the relentless chatter coming from Naples and the mature aunt and her elderly lover, a young American priest who wants to involve him in his visits to evangelical force, the encounter with Riccardino, a young man frustrated by an oppressive mother and the father waiting for the miracle of re-growth of an amputated hand, etc.) Gaetano decides to stay in Florence and to act as father to Martha's incoming son, even if the girl does not want to disclose the exact name of the father . Written by Ruben Oliveira

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Comedy

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Massimo Troisi and Lello Arena had worked together in the cabaret group "La Smorfia" (along with Enzo De Caro ). Troisi and Arena, who were personal friends, co-starred also in Morto Troisi, viva Troisi! (1982), No Thanks, Coffee Makes Me Nervous (1982) and Scusate il ritardo (1983). See more »

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A wonderful representation of Italians, Italy and the difference inside it
20 August 2014 | by davidemaurielloSee all my reviews

If you like to visit Italy, this movie it's a good way to meet and knowing better Italians. Through the eyes of Gaetano, you'll be catapulted in a strong reality for an Napolitan guy in North of Italy, where a shy guy try to beat his frenzy and insecurity. Gaetano leaves Naples to go to Florence and there he tries to build a new existence, far away from the South Italian's stereotype. Of course, this will be impossible! Gaetano is inadvertently funny, people laughs with him out of his intention. His vision of the religion it's something unique for the timing of the movie and for the South of Italy. Gaetano it a simply guy, and everyone of us could be him.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

7 March 1981 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Empezar desde tres See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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