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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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Comedy | Fantasy

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Mario sings to medieval girl songs of the Beatles and Celentano. 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 »

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Yesterday
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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Simply excellent
2 February 2002 | by pnerudaSee all my reviews

One of the best comedies ever done in the film history. Benigni and Troisi a couple that can hardly be repeated. Money doesnt necessarily make great films...and great films do not always need loads of money. This is a great example.


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