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Nothing Left to Do but Cry (1984)

Non ci resta che piangere (original title)
In the 80s, two friends misteriously wake up in the XV century and clumsly try to intermingle with the society of the time.

Writers:

Roberto Benigni (screenplay), Roberto Benigni (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Massimo Troisi ... Mario
Roberto Benigni ... Saverio
Iris Peynado ... Astriaha
Amanda Sandrelli Amanda Sandrelli ... Pia
Carlo Monni ... Vitellozzo
Livia Venturini Livia Venturini ... Parisina
Elisabetta Pozzi Elisabetta Pozzi ... Locandiera
Jole Silvani Jole Silvani
Loris Bazzocchi Loris Bazzocchi
Nicola Morelli
Mario Diano Mario Diano
Peter Boom Peter Boom
Fiorenzo Serra Fiorenzo Serra
Stefano Gragnani Stefano Gragnani
Galliano Mariani Galliano Mariani
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Storyline

A teacher (Saverio) and a schoolkeeper (Mario) get lost in the Italian countryside. They find themselves in the late 15th century, they met Leonardo da Vinci and try to teach him how to play cards, they try to stop Columbus, they sing beatles's song etc... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

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Trivia

The "letter to Savonarola" scene is a clear homage to the letter scene in Toto, Peppino, and the Hussy (1956). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Saverio: Look! A train! I told you we would return to the present!
Mario: I'm not marrying Gabriellina!
Saverio: Oh yes you are!
Leonardo da Vinci: Engineers! TRAIN!
MarioSaverio: Please... NO!
Leonardo da Vinci: For God's sake! 33%... 33%... and 33%...
[cut to a shot of the train and freeze as the film ends]
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Connections

Edited into Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Nel blu dipinto di blu
Written by Domenico Modugno and Franco Migliacci
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User Reviews

 
Mario and Saverio from 1980s inexplicably find themselves in 1492...
5 February 2005 | by mostrefestSee all my reviews

Non ci resta che piangere is an amazing movie. The plot may seem a bit improvised, but that movie is much more than just an excuse for some hilarious gags. It contains all the philosophy of Benigni and Troisi, and presents all the different aspects and approach to life of Neapolitans and fiorentini personalities, away from stereotypes (as usual!). It is one of the funniest movies ever, and still, it makes me cry (maybe because I can't help thinking about Troisi, Napoli's best artist of the late XX century). It is a movie many people should see, but when I travel overseas I find it almost impossible to find in rental shops, or wherever.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1984 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Lucky Boys See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended TV Version)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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