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Good morning Babilonia (1987)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 13 May 1987 (France)
After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nicola Bonnano
... Andrea Bonnano
... Edna Bonnano
... Mabel Bonnano (as Desiree Becker)
... Bonanno aka Babbo
Bérangère Bonvoisin ... Mrs. Griffith
... Grass, Griffith's Production Manager
Brian Freilino ... Thompson, Griffith's Assistant
... The Venetian
Massimo Venturiello ... Duccio Bonnano
Andrea Prodan ... Irish Cameraman
... D.W. Griffith
Dorotea Ausenda
Ugo Bencini
Daniel Bosch
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Storyline

After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood designing sets for D.W. Griffith and marry beautiful actresses, but tragedy strikes with the arrival of World War I, which finds the brothers fighting on opposite sides... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Once upon a time there were Andrea, Nicola and D.W. Griffith...

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Drama | Romance | War

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13 May 1987 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Good Morning, Babylon  »

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$183,700
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Trivia

The "Babylon" of the film's title Good morning Babilonia (1987) (aka "Good Morning Babylon") refers to the fall of the Babylonian Empire to Persia in the year of 539 BC which is depicted in the movie-within-this-movie as the film being made by D.W. Griffith which is Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916). See more »

Goofs

The director D.W. Griffith is sat into his car and looking outside the right window, attracted by the Italian Pavillion of the Universal Expo in San Francisco. He asks the driver to stop, gets down, walks around the car and, on the left side, looks again towards the Pavillion (that should have been on the right side) See more »

Quotes

D.W. Griffith: Never mind. Artists communicate through their work.
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Soundtracks

La Gazza Ladra - Sinfonia
Composed by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Giovanni Gherardini [based on "La pie voleuse" by Théodore Baudouin d'Aubigny and Louis-Charles Caigniez ]
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Unadulterated Genius
13 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

The film is historical and quite moving, encapsulating the experience of Italian Immigrants adjusting to a new life in the New World. The two brothers, and other characters, are well-developed. The film has excellent timing, breathtaking cinematography and a gripping storyline.


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